France 1761-Pau 2 louis d'or

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Sincona sale 63, lot 824
This specimen was lot 824 in Sincona sale 63 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 1,300 CHF (about US$1,629 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankreich, konigreich, Louis XV. 1715-1774. 2 Louis d'or au bandeau du Béarn 1761, Pau. Selten. Vorzüglich. Leicht justiert. (kingdom of France, Louis XV, 1715-74, double louis d'or of the ribbon of Bearn of 1761, Pau mint. Rare, Extremely fine, Minor adjustment marks.)"
This is a common date of a common mint for this type, which was struck at that Pyrenean mint 1742-70.

Recorded mintage: 71,258. not rare but still worth a premium[2].

Specification: 16.31 g, .917 fine gold, reeded edge, designed by J.-C. Röettiers, this specimen 16.23 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-463; KM-522; Gad-346a; Dr/4 no. 792a, Dr/2 no. 542a.


  • [2]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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Royales Françaises, 1610-1792, 4me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 63: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, SINCONA Bullion Auction, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020

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