France 1735-T louis d'or

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6352
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This specimen was lot 6352 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[2] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'Or, 1735-T. Nantes Mint. Louis XV (1715-74). NGC AU-55. Well struck on lustrous metal showing adjustment marks on both obverse and reverse. Some mild even wear with no detracting marks. Light toning." 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: 51,553[1], a somewhat common date.

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine gold, 24 mm diameter, designed by J. C. Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: Fr-461; KM-489.1; Gad-340; Dupl-1640; Ciani-2085; Dr/4 no. 800, Dr/2 no. 540; DFW-478.


  • [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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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