France 1756-& louis d'or

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Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale, lot 71341
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This specimen was lot 71341, in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $504. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. Louis d'Or, 1756-&. Aix Mint. Louis XV. PCGS Genuine--Mount Removed, EF Details Gold Shield. Some damage and scratches are present between 9:00 and 12:00 on the reverse, while significant handling can be seen over the surfaces. Nevertheless, an overall pleasing representation of this scarcer mint." This specimen is a louis d'or au bandeau struck at the Aix mint, one of a type struck in 1740-70. This specimen is counted as a common date.

Recorded mintage: 59,400[2].

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

Catalog reference: Dupl-1643; Gad-341; Fr-464, Dr/4 no. 801, Dr/2 no. 543, KM 513.27.


  • [2]Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition. Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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