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2008 Canada $1 24K Gold Louis (TAX Exempt)

2008 Canada $1 24K Gold Louis (TAX Exempt)
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2008 Canada $1 24K Gold Louis (TAX Exempt)

During the 17th and 18th centuries, French coins were a cornerstone of commerce in New France. Shipped across the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, many were lost at sea, only to become the coveted prize of treasure hunters centuries later. Such was the case with the 1723 Louis d'or Mirliton and the 1726 Louis d'or aux lunettes.

The Louis d'or aux deux L issued between 1720 and 1723 is one gold coin believed to have voyaged safely across the ocean. Historians believe the 1721 issue did indeed circulate among the colony's merchants and officials. They cite a letter dated July 1, 1721 indicating new gold coins were being shipped to Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil, Governor General of New France at the time.

No archaeological evidence to support this fact has ever been uncovered and the true fate of the 1721 Louis d'or on this side of the Atlantic remains as captivating as its successors that were claimed by the sea, an elusive treasure waiting to be discovered.

Face Value: 1 dollar
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g): 1.581
Diameter (mm): 14.1
Edge: Reeded
Finish: Proof

Special Features:
99.99% pure gold coin. Rare coin replica hundreds of years old! Last coin in the series!

Coin encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.

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