France 1724-W louis d'or

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Jean Elsen sale 122, lot 878
France 1724W louis rev JElsen 122-878.jpg
This specimen was lot 878 in Jean Elsen sale 122 (Brussels, September 2014), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,225 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or mirliton, 1724 W, Lille. Aux palmes longues. Droit: Tête laurée à droite. Revers: Deux L entrelacés sous une couronne, entre deux palmes. Légèrement paillé. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV (1715-74), gold louis d'or mirliton of 1724, Lille mint, with long palms. Obverse: laureate head to right; reverse: two interlaced "L's" under a crown, between two palms. Lightly paillé, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type superseded the louis d'or Mirliton, palmes courtes, struck in France in 1723, and was replaced by the louis d'or aux lunettes, struck in large quantities 1726-40.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.52 g, .917 fine gold, 22-23 mm diameter, reeded edge; this specimen: 6,50 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl., 1638, Dr/44 no. 799, Dr/2 no. 538, KM 470.5, Fr-459, Gadoury-339.

Source:

  • [1]Philippe Elsen et al., Vente Publique 122: Collection de monnaies chinoises, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S. A., 2014.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.

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