France 1752-L 2 louis d'or
This specimen was lot 142 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description 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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