France 1728-9 louis d'or

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 20332
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This specimen was lot 20332 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'Or, 1728-9. Rennes Mint. Louis XV (1715-74). PCGS MS-61 Secure Holder. A very difficult mint to find a mint state example from. Bold strike with light attractive toning. Strong underlying luster and good eye appeal." This type is recorded for 1726-40 and is among the more common gold coins of the ancien régime of France.

Recorded mintage: 60,767, a fairly common date.

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 800, Dr/2 no. 540, Fr-461, Dupl-1640, Gad-340, KM 489.26.

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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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