France 1828-A 1/4 franc

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23788
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23788 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles X 1/4 Franc 1828A, MS66 NGC, fully lustrous with bold design features and subtle original toning. Rarely seen graded this high." This tiny coin was struck at Paris under the régime of king Charles X (1824-30). It is a common date of a type struck 1825-30. All quarter francs of this reign are of this type, which is common. It was demonetized in 1852. The catalog[2] notes 42 dates for the type, some very rare.

Recorded mintage: 446,095.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, 15 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 722.1, F.164/18.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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