France 1741-K louis d'or

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24655
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This specimen was lot 24655 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XV gold Louis d'or au bandeau 1741-K, Bordeaux mint, MS63 NGC. A choice example of this scarce issue despite some light obverse adjustments. The surfaces are lustrous and there is little striking weakness in the reverse arms." This type was struck 1740-70 and is common as French gold coins go and this is a better date.

Recorded mintage: 23,430.

Specification: 8.15 g, .917 fine gold, 24 mm diameter, designed by J. C. Röettiers.

Catalog reference: Dr/4 no. 801, Dr/2 no. 543, KM 513.11 (unlisted date), Fr-464 (unlisted date), Gad-341 (R).


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Droulers, Frédéric, Répertoire General des Monnaies de Louis XIII à Louis XVI (1610-1792), 4e édition, Paris: AFPN, 2009.
  • Duplessy, Jean, Les Monnaies Françaises Royales de Hugues Capet à Louis XVI (987-1793), Tome II, 2e édition, Paris: Maison Platt, 1999.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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