France 1750-CC louis d'or

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2580
This specimen was lot 2580 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it did not sell. It was offered again in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018) where it sold for CHF 3,500 (about US$4,222 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE | Königreich. Louis XV. 1715-1774 Louis d'or au bandeau 1750. Besançon. Von grösster Seltenheit. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. Schrötlingsriss. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, louis d'or of the ribbon of 1750, Besançon mint. Of the highest rarity, About extremely fine-extremely fine, Planchet defect.)"
This specimen is a louis d'or au bandeau struck at the Besançon mint, one of a type struck there in 1741-42, 1748-57, 1760-62, 1764-65. This specimen is reported but not confirmed in Droulers[2].

Recorded mintage: 1,111[2].

Specification: 8.158 g, .917 fine gold, 24 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers, this specimen 7.92 g.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 801, Dr/2 no. 543, Fr-464; KM-513; Gad-341, Duplessy 1643.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [2]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]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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