France 1824-A franc

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This issue, from the Paris mint, is the final date of a type struck 1816-24. All francs of Louis XVIII are of this type which, despite nine years of production from nine mints, is not common. It was demonetized in 1869.

A complete set of this type comprises 66 date and mintmark combinations, many very rare. The entire production run, 1816-24, totaled about 4.3 million pieces. The production of French five franc pieces in the same period was 104 million. This date and the 1822A are the commonest dates. An overdate, 1824/3, is reported for the issue.

Specification: 23 mm diameter, 5 grams, .900 fine silver, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM. Designed by Auguste François Michaut, 1786-1879.

Recorded Mintage: 417,198[1], 417,000[2].

Catalog reference: F.206/56, KM 709.1.

Source:

  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies. Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [2]Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.

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