France 1810-W 40 francs

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This coin is an issue of the Lille mint. A complete set of this type, struck 1809-13, comprises 12 date and mintmark combinations, some very rare. The type coin, the 1811-A, is the most numerous forty francs of the entire series (1.26 million minted). The 1810-W is priced about 10% higher than the common date.

Specification: 26 mm diameter, 12.90 grams, .900 fine gold, edge lettered DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE. Designed by Jean-Pierre Droz (1746-1823) and Pierre Joseph Tiolier (1763-1819).

Recorded Mintage: 57,388[1].

Catalog reference: F.544/3, KM 696.6.


  • [1]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.

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