France 1809-H franc

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This was struck at La Rochelle under the régime of Napoleon as emperor of France. The type was struck 1809-14. This is a better date but not rare. It was demonetized in 1869. The catalog[1] notes 74 dates for the type, some very rare.

Recorded mintage: 34,370[1]

Specification: 23 mm diameter, 5 grams, .900 fine silver, decorated edge. Designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier, 1763-1819.

Catalog reference: F.205/4, KM-692.6; Gad-446.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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