France 1755-Pau 2 louis d'or

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Sincona sale 46, lot 360
This specimen was lot 360 in Sincona sale 46 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 650 CHF (about US$780 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankreich, Louis XV. 1715-1774. 2 Louis dor au bandeau 1755, Pau. Schön-sehr schön. Fassungsspuren. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, double louis d'or of the hair ribbon of 1755, Pau mint. Fine-very fine, Traces of mounting.)"
Droulers lists Pau mint issues for 1742-45, 1750-70 with some of the mintages from the sixties being quite substantial.

Reported Mintage: 8,746.

Specification: 16.31 g, .917 fine gold, 28-29 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers; this specimen 16.25 g.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 346a, Fr-463, Dr/4 no. 792a, Dr/2 no. 542a, KM-522.


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  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
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  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 46, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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