France 1767-Q 2 louis d'or
This specimen was lot 24531 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "Louis XV gold 2 Louis d'Or 1767-Q, Perpignan, AU Details NGC (surface hairlines), deeply toned with old-time rose gold patina, apparently cleaned long ago but now quite attractive." This type was struck for France 1742-73 in some numbers but the Perpiqnan mint output, tho steady, was always small. It would be a rare mint if collectors collected these by mint. As such, it receives little premium over a common date such as the Strasbourg issues of 1743-49. It was succeeded by the double louis d'or à la vieille tête.
Recorded mintage: 1,140.
Specification: 16.31 g, .917 fine gold, corded edge, 28-29 mm diameter, designed by J.-C. Roéttiers.
Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 792, Dr/2 no. 542, KM 519.14.
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- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.