France 1737-Q louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 34361
photo courtesy Heritage Auctions

This specimen was lot 34361 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $1,057.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XV gold Louis d'or aux lunettes 1737-Q MS62 NGC. Perpignan, (Q), mint. Mintage of 2,910 pieces. A boldly struck representation of the type with first rate luster." Paris mint coins tended to be saved more heavily than branch mint products. The type was produced in France 1726-40 with 1726-A being the most frequently encountered date. This specimen features a strongly clashed obverse.

Recorded mintage: 2,910[2].

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 800, Dr/2 no. 540, Gad. 340, KM489.17.


  • [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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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