France 1745-& louis d'or

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1140
This specimen was lot 1140 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 1,200 CHF (about US$1,661 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH Louis XV. 1715-1774. Louis d’or au bandeau 1745, Aix. Kopf nach links. Rv. Krone über zwei Wappen und Mzz. Aussergewöhnliche Qualität. Vorzüglich-fast FDC. Ex Lager Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (Monetarium) Zürich 1983. (France, Louis XV, 1715-74, louis d'or au bandeau of 1745, Aix mint. Obverse: head to left; reverse: crowned arms of France and Navarre and mintmark. Rare in this condition, about uncirculated. From Lager Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (Monetarium) Zürich 1983.)"
This type was struck 1740-70 and is common as French gold coins go and this is a slightly scarce date.

Recorded mintage: 65,000.

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine gold; this specimen is 8,15 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl. 1643. Gad. 341. Fr. 464, KM 513.27.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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