France 1752-Q 2 louis d'or

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Sincona sale 54, lot 358
This specimen was lot 358 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted,
"Frankreich, konigreich, Louis XV. 1715-1774. 2 Louis dor au bandeau 1752 Q, Perpignan. Sehr selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. NGC MS64+. Prachtexemplar. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, double louis of the ribbon of 1752, Perpignan mint. Very rare, especially in this condition, Cabinet piece.)"
This type was struck 1742-73 in some numbers and the Perpignan mint issued this type 1743-59, 1763-73 but most issues were small. It was succeeded by the double louis d'or à la vieille tête.

Recorded mintage: 2,183[1].

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

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


  • [1]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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [2]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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