France 1722-W louis d'or

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Sincona sale 18, lot 2175
This specimen was lot 2175 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Louis dor aux deux L 1722. Lille Fast vorzüglich. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, louis d'or of the two "L's" of 1722, Lille mint, choice extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1720-23 from twenty-seven mints but is very rare. This type was superseded by the louis d'or Mirliton, palmes longues, struck 1723-25. That coin in turn was superseded by the louis d'or aux lunettes, struck 1726-40.

Recorded mintage: 51,375 estimated.

Specification: 9.79 g, .917 fine gold, 24-26 mm diameter, corded edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers, this specimen 9.76 g.

Catalog reference: Duplessy 1635, Fr-456, Dr/4 no. 797, Dr/2 no. 534, KM 461.1.


  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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