France 1748-W louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24658
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This specimen was lot 24658 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,250. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XV gold Louis d'or 1748-W, Lille mint, MS64 NGC. Shimmering gold brilliance, with bold definition. A fully original, near-Gem example." This type was struck 1740-70 and is common as French gold coins go and this is a common date.

Recorded mintage: 210,250.

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 801, Dr/2 no. 543, Fr-464, KM 513.22.


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  • 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.
  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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