France 1741-B louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23825
from Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23825 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[2] noted, "Louis XV gold Louis d'Or 1741-B, Rouen, MS65 NGC, fully lustrous with very sharp bust features, faint hairlines on the reverse." The louis d'or au bandeau was struck in France 1740-74 and is the commonest gold coin of Louis XV after the louis d'or aux lunettes of 1726-40. This product of the Rouen mint, however, is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 23,640[1].

Specification: 8.16 g, .917 fine gold, 24 mm diameter, corded edge, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers.

Catalog reference: KM 513.3, Dr/4 no. 801, Dr/2 no. 543.

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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