France 1743-G louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20877
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20877 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $3,450. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XV gold Louis d'Or 1743G, MS61 NGC, scarce Poitiers mint, older portrait of the king. A difficult coin to locate in any grade, (mintage of just 6,019), and bordering on rare in mint state. Extremely lustrous example." Droulers[2] gives this date a premium of only 10% over the common date (1753-A) as few attempt to collect this type, struck 1740-70, by date.

Recorded mintage: 6,019.

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 801, Dr/2 no. 543, KM 513.8.

Source:

  • [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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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