France 1766-Pau louis d'or
This specimen is louis d'or du Béarn au bandeau struck at the Pau mint, one of a type struck there in 1740-71. This specimen was lot 1460 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007) and is counted as a better date, even tho its mintage is more than all the other mints put together for 1766.
Recorded mintage: 89,698.
Specification: 8.158 g, .917 fine gold, 24 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 801a, Dr/2 no. 543a, KM 514.
- Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.