France 1872-A franc
This issue, from the Paris mint, is from a type struck 1871-95 during the Third Republic of France. This date is common in circulated condition. Le Franc reports a large mintmark (rare) and small mintmark (fairly common) variety for this date.
Recorded mintage: 9,852,826.
Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, 23 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 822.1, F.216/5.
- 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 IX: Les Monnaies. Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2012.