France 1810-B 1/2 franc

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This type was struck in France at numerous mints 1809-14 and a complete set comprises 64 dates and mintmarks. This date from the Rouen mint is somewhat scarce.

Recorded mintage: 284,495.

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, plain edge, 18 mm diameter, designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier (1763-1819).

Catalog reference: KM 691.2; F.178/11.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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