France 1728-C louis d'or

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 144

This specimen was lot 144 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "France (Caen mint), Louis d'or, Louis XV, 1728-C, from the Auguste (1761), encapsulated NGC genuine/XF details/L'Auguste de Bordeaux. Matte AU with underlying luster, very rare provenance. From the Auguste (1761), with ICCS tag #ST 008 'EF-40.'" This type is recorded for 1726-40 and is among the more common gold coins of the ancien régime. Caen issued some louis d'or every year during 1726-40.

Recorded mintage: 28,562, a better date but not rare[2].

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-489.5.

Source:

  • Clairand, Armand, Monnaies de Louis XV, Le temps de la Stabilité Monetaire, 1726-1774, Paris: Maison Platt, 1996.
  • [2]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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.

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