France 1824-A 40 francs Fr-547

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 24565
France 1824A 40 francs rev H3026-24565.jpg

This specimen was lot 24565 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $5,287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles X gold 40 Francs 1824-A, MS63 NGC, sharply struck with brilliant surfaces, just a hint of handling in the obverse fields. Rare type in this select grade." This type was struck 1816-24 and most of the seven known dates are rare. This one is slightly scarce. Forty francs of Louis XVIII (Fr-532) are also known for 1824.

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 721.1, Fr-547, F.543/1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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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