France 1747-W louis d'or

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Jean Elsen sale 145, lot 1188
This specimen was lot 1188 in Jean Elsen sale 145 (Brussels, September 2020), where it sold for €480 (about US$684 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or au bandeau, 1747W, Lille. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Traces de monture. Très Beau. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold louis d'or of the ribbon of 1747, Lille mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of France and Navarre under a crown. Mount mark, Very Fine.)"
This type was struck 1740-70 and is common as French gold coins go and this is a common date.

Recorded mintage: 327,225.

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine gold, 24 mm diameter, designed by J. C. Roéttiers, this specimen 8,15 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 801, Dr/2 no. 543, Dupl. 1643; Gad-341, Fr-464, KM 513.22.

Source:

  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 2nd édition. Paris: AFPN, 1998.
  • 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 145, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2020.

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