France 1736-B louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23821
from Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23821 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "Louis XV gold Louis d'Or 1736-B, MS65 NGC, fully lustrous with no adjustment marks, appears to be 6/5 overdate. Very scarce in this select grade." This type is recorded for 1726-40 and is among the more common gold coins of the French ancien régime, this date from Rouen (mintmark "B") is probably scarce but awarded little premium in Droulers[1], who mentions no overdate.

Recorded mintage: 23,295[1].

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

Catalog reference: KM 489.3, Dr/4 no. 800, Dr/2 no. 540.

Source:

  • [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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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