France 1828-K franc

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3524
This specimen was lot 3524 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 360 CHF (about US$434 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankreich, Charles X. 1824-1830. 1 Franc 1828 K, Bordeaux. NGC MS63. (kingdom of France, Charles X, 1824-30, one franc of 1828, Bordeaux mint. Uncirculated.)"
A complete set of this type comprises 84 date and mintmark combinations, many very rare. The entire production run, 1825-30, totaled about 5.3 million pieces. The production of five franc pieces in the same period was 123 million. This issue from the Bordeaux mint is priced about triple the common date (1828-A).

Recorded mintage: 132,262.

Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge, 23 mm diameter. Designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier (1763-1819).

Catalog reference: Gadoury 450, KM 724.7, F.207/43.


  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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