France 1789-W 2 louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 30918
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30918 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XVI gold 2 Louis d'Or 1789-W MS63 PCGS, Lille mint. A brightly lustrous and choice example of this Double Louis D'or type exhibiting just a hint of frost on Louis' bust and shimmering fields without a mark of consequence to its superb eye appeal. Tied for finest certified across both NGC and PCGS." A slightly scarce double louis d'or à la tête nue from the Lille mint. 1786 is the peak year of issue for this type, with the Paris mint leading eleven mints with 2,641,702 examples. The years 1786-87 are common as the French mints melted down and reminted old tenor gold, but the later dates (1788-92) are much scarcer.

Recorded mintage: 15,420[2].

Specification: 15.29 g, .917 fine gold, 28 mm diameter, .451 troy oz AGW, designed by Benjamin Duvivier.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 877, Dr/2 no. 604, Duplessy 1706, Fr-474, Gad-363, KM 592.15.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [2]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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