France 1726-A 1/2 louis d'or

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This is a half louis d'or aux lunettes minted at Paris (mintmark "A") during the reign of Louis XV of France. The type was struck 1726-39. Like all half louis, it is rare but this issue is probably the most available of all demi-louis d'or.

Recorded mintage: 53,600[1](commonest date).

Specification: 4.08 g, .917 fine gold, reeded edge, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 329. Fr-462, Dr/4 no. 808, Dr/2 no. 541.

Sources:

  • Clairand, Armand, Monnaies de Louis XV, Le temps de la Stabilité Monetaire, 1726-1774, Paris: Maison Platt, 1996.
  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 2nd édition. Paris: AFPN, 1998.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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