France 1746-W louis d'or

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1141
This specimen was lot 1141 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$969 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Louis XV. 1715-1774. Louis d'or au bandeau 1746, Lille. Kopf nach links. Rv. Krone über 2 Wappen und Mzz. W. Kl. Schrötlingsf. Vorzüglich. (France, Louis XV, 1715-74, louis d'or au bandeau of 1746, Lille mint. Obverse: head to left; reverse: crowned arms of France and Navarre and mintmark. Minor planchet defects, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1740-70 and is common as French gold coins go and this is a common date.

Recorded mintage: 474,000.

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine gold; this specimen is 8,12 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl. 1643, Gad. 341, Fr. 464, KM 513.22.


  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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 & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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