France 1735-A louis d'or

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Sincona sale 20, lot 2738

This specimen was lot 2738 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 1,400 (about US$1,755 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted, "Louis dor 1735. Paris. Fast FDC. (choice uncirculated.)" This Louis d'or aux lunettes was part of the great reform of 1726 which stabilized French coinage until the Revolution. Produced at 28 mints 1726-40, the type is common tho most individual dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: 128,148[1].

Specification: 8.16 g, .917 fine gold, 22-23 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Norbert Roéttiers, this specimen 8.17 g.

Catalog reference: Gad. 340; Fr. 461. KM 489.1, 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.
  • 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.
  • [2]Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.

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