France 1726-A louis d'or

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1300
This specimen was lot 1300 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 525 CHF (about US$630 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Louis XV. 1715-1774 Louis dor aux lunettes 1726 A. Paris. Fast vorzüglich. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis of the spectacles of 1726, Paris mint. About extremely fine.)"
This louis d'or aux lunettes is recorded for 1726-40 and is among the more common gold coins of the French ancien régime, this date is the most common.

Recorded mintage: 2,776,000[1].

Specification: 8.16 g, .917 fine gold, 20 mm diameter, reeded edge, this specimen 8.17 g.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 340, Duplessy 1640. Fr-461. Dr/4 no. 800, Dr/2 no. 540.


  • [1]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.
  • 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.
  • [2]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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