France 1818-W 1/2 franc
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"FRANCE, Louis XVIII, seconde restauration (1815-1824), AR 1/2 franc, 1818W, Lille. Rare. Très Beau/Superbe. (kingdom of France, Louis XVIII, second restoration, 1815-24, silver half franc of 1818. Lille mint, rare, Very Fine/Extremely Fine.)"This dime-sized coin was struck at Paris under the régime of king Louis XVIII (1814-24). It is a middle date of a type struck 1816-24. All half francs of this reign are of this type, which is fairly common. It was demonetized in 1869. The catalog</sup notes 52 dates for the type, some very rare. This date is scarce.
Reported Mintage: 7,805, a scarce date.
Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, 18 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Auguste-Francois Michaut.
Catalog reference: Gad-401, F.179/19.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies. Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
- Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
- Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 143, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.