France 1824-A 40 francs Fr-532

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Jean Elsen sale 112, lot 1358
France 1824A 40 francs rev JElsen 112-1358.jpg
This specimen was lot 1358 in Jean Elsen sale 112 (Brussels, March 2012) where it sold for € 500 ($781 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Louis XVIII, seconde restauration (1815-1824), AV 40 francs, 1824 A, Paris. Très Beau. (France, Louis XVIII, second restoration, 1815-24, gold forty francs of 1824, Paris mint, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1816-24 and most of the fourteen known dates are rare. This one is scarce but not a key. Forty francs of Charles X (Fr-547) were also struck in 1824.

Recorded mintage: 15,140.

Specification: 26 mm diameter, 12.90 grams, .900 fine gold, .373 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 713.1, Gad-1092, Fr-532, F.542/14.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 112, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.
  • 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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