France 1758-BB 2 louis d'or

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 1031
This specimen was lot 1031 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Royaume, Louis XV (1715-1774), AV double louis d'or au bandeau, 1758BB, Strasbourg. D/ T. à g., ceinte d'un bandeau. R/ Ecus ovales de France et de Navarre sous une couronne. Légèrement nettoyé. Très Beau à Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, gold double Louis of the ribbon of 1758, Strasbourg mint. Obverse: head left, hair tied in a ribbon; reverse: oval arms of Franc and Navarre under a crown. Lightly cleaned, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1742-73 in some numbers but the Strasbourg mint issued this type 1742-49, 1756-64, 1766-72 only. Strasbourg's location near the border with Germany made it a major producer of this type struck for soldier's pay. It was succeeded by the double louis d'or à la vieille tête.

Recorded mintage: 407,076.

Specification: 16.31 g, .917 fine gold, corded edge, 28-29 mm diameter, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers; this specimen 16,27 g.

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


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  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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