France 1727-A louis d'or

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Sincona sale 46, lot 358
This specimen was lot 358 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$960 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankreich, Louis XV. 1715-1774. Louis dor aux lunettes 1727 A, Paris. Fast vorzüglich. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, louis d'or of the spectacles of 1727, Paris mint. About extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1726-40 in large quantities and is probably the commonest gold coin of Louis XV, altho most dates are rare.

Reported Mintage: est. 671,600, 2nd highest mintage after the 1726-A.

Specification: 8.16 g, .917 fine gold, 22-23 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers; this specimen 8.19 g.

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


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  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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