France 1728-BB louis d'or

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from Sincona sale 11, lot 1338
This specimen was lot 1338 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 475 CHF (about US$588 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Louis XV. 1715-1774. Louis d'or aux lunettes 1728, Strasbourg. Av. min. just. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (France, Louis XV, 1715-74, louis d'or 'of the eyeglasses' of 1728, Strasbourg mint. Light adjustment marks on the obverse, very fine to good very fine.)"
This type is recorded for 1726-40 and is among the more common gold coins of the ancien régime, this date is somewhat scarce.

Recorded mintage: 22,457[2].

Specification: 8.16 g, .917 fine gold, 22-23 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers, this specimen 8.10 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 800, Dr/2 no. 540, Fr-461, Dupl-1640, Gad-340, KM 489.


  • [2]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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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