France 1765-K 2 louis d'or

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was struck in France 1742-73 in some numbers but the Bordeaux mint issued this type 1743-71 only. Most issues of this mint are rare to unknown and this one is typical. This specimen seems to be double struck. It was succeeded by the double louis d'or à la vieille tête.

Recorded mintage: 13,667.

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

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 792, Dr/2 no. 542, KM 519.9 (unlisted date).

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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