France 1744-K 2 louis d'or

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Jean Elsen sale 140, lot 724
This specimen was lot 724 in Jean Elsen sale 140 (Brussels, March 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV double louis d'or au bandeau, 1744K, Bordeaux. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Rare Légères traces d'ajustage. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold double louis of the ribbon of 1744, Bordeaux mint. Obverse: head to left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre beneath a crown. Rare, light adjustment marks, Very Fine - Extremely Fine.)"
This is a slightly better date of the double louis d'or au bandeau, of a type struck 1740-74.

Recorded mintage: 8,940.

Specification: 16.31 g, .917 fine gold, reeded edge, 28-29 mm diameter, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers; this specimen is 16,29 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 792, Dupl-1642; Gad-346; Fr-463.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 140, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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