France 1740-G louis d'or Fr-461

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24654
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This specimen was lot 24654 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,056.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XV gold Louis d'or 1740-G, Poitiers mint, MS63 NGC. Choice Uncirculated, well struck and with much mint bloom, the reverse being particularly attractive. A rare date for this type, and more so in this choice grade."

Recorded mintage: 3,650 plus 2,138 louis d'or au bandeau.

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 800, Dr/2 no. 540, KM 489.8 (date unlisted), Gad-430 (R4), Fr-461.


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  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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