France 1724-B louis d'or

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 20215
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This specimen was lot 20215 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $2,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'Or, 1724-B. Rouen Mint. Louis XV (1715-74). NGC MS-62. A "louis d'or Mirliton avec grandes palmes" struck at Rouen during the John Law period. Listed as "R3" in Gadoury. Shimmering luster and fully struck, held back by numerous tiny planchet imperfections both sides." This type superseded the louis d'or Mirliton, palmes courtes, struck in France in 1723, and was replaced by the louis d'or aux lunettes, struck in large quantities 1726-40.

Reported Mintage: est. 262,400, a common date for the type.

Specification: 6.52 g, .917 fine gold, 22-23 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Fr-459; KM-470.2; Gad-339, Dr/4 no. 799, Dr/2 no. 538.

Source:

  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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