1786-K, Royal France, Louis XVI. Mint year: 1786 Mint Place: Bordeaux (K) Denomination: Double Gold Louis (2 Louis d'or) References: Friedberg 475, Duplessy 1706, KM-592.8. Certified and graded by PCGS as MS-63 none higher, only three other in the same grade at PCGS!
917 Diameter: 29mm Weight: 15.3gm. Obverse: Bare-headed and draped bust of Louis XV left.
Privy mark (fasces of 5 arrows) below. For Du Vivier inside bust truncation!Louis XVI, by the grace of God king of France and of Navarre. Exergue (privy mark): temple Reverse: Crown above shields of France and Navarre. Mint initial (K) of the Bordeaux mint below. IMPER (privy mark: millwheel) I786 Translated. Christ reigns, defeats and commands! Louis XVI or Louis-Auguste de France (Versailles, 23 August 1754 Paris, 21 January 1793) ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then as King of the French from 1791 to 1793. Suspended and arrested during the Insurrection of 10 August, he was tried by the National Convention, found guilty of treason, and executed by guillotine on 21 January 1793. He was the only king of France to be executed. Although Louis was beloved at first, his indecisiveness and conservatism led some elements of the people of France to eventually view him as a symbol of the perceived tyranny of the Ancien Régime. After the abolition of the monarchy in 1793, the new republican government gave him the surname Capet, a reference to the nickname of Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian dynasty, which the revolutionaries wrongly interpreted as a family name. He was also informally nicknamed. (Louis the Last), a derisive use of the traditional nicknaming of French kings. Today, historians and French people in general have a more nuanced view of Louis XVI, who is seen as an honest man with good intentions, but who was probably unfit for the herculean task of reforming the monarchy, and who was used as a scapegoat by the revolutionaries. The item "1786-K, Royal France, Louis XVI.) PCGS MS-63" is in sale since Saturday, December 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Gold". The seller is "coinworldtv" and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.