France 1752-L 2 louis d'or

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from Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 142

This specimen was lot 142 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "France (Bayonne mint), double Louis d'or, Louis XV, 1752-L, from the Auguste (1761), encapsulated NGC genuine/XF details/L'Auguste de Bordeaux. for type. Choice AU details, matte texture with underlying luster, very rare provenance but also a very rare issue (and this date unlisted), possible minor rim-bump. From the Auguste (1761), with ICCS tag #ST 028 'EF-40/edge flaw.'" This type was struck 1742-73 in some numbers and the Bayonne mint issued this type 1743-58, 1763 and 1771 but most issues were small. It was succeeded by the double louis d'or à la vieille tête.

Recorded mintage: 2,627.

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

Catalog reference: KM-519.10, Dupl-1642; Ci-2087; Gad-346; Fr-443, Dr/4 no. 792, Dr/2 no. 542.


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  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.

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