France 1755-A louis d'or

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Jean Elsen sale 122, lot 887
France 1755A louis rev JElsen 122-887.jpg
This specimen was lot 887 in Jean Elsen sale 122 (Brussels, September 2014), where it sold for €1,800 (about US$2,757 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV louis d'or au bandeau, 1755 A, Paris. Droit: Tête à gauche, ceinte d'un bandeau. Revers: Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. 2e semestre. Superbe à Fleur de Coin. (kingdom of France, Louis XV (1715-74), gold louis d'or of the ribbon of 1755, Paris mint.)"
This specimen is a louis d'or au bandeau struck at the Paris mint, one of a type struck in 1740-70. This specimen is counted as a common date.

Recorded mintage: 75,496[1].

Specification: 8.158 g, .917 fine gold, 24 mm diameter, reeded edge; this specimen 8,17 g.

Catalog reference: Dupl., 1643; Gad-341; Fr-464, Dr/4 no. 801, Dr/2 no. 543, KM 513.1.

Source:

  • [1]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [2]Philippe Elsen et al., Vente Publique 122: Collection de monnaies chinoises, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S. A., 2014.

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