France 1767-Pau louis d'or

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is louis d'or du Béarn au bandeau struck at the Pau mint, one of a type struck there for France in 1740-71. This specimen is counted as a better date, even tho its mintage is more than all the other mints put together for 1767.

Recorded mintage: 159,589[1].

Specification: 8.158 g, .917 fine gold, 24 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 801a, Dr/2 no. 543a, KM 514.


  • [1]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.
  • 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.

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