France 1828-BB 1/4 franc
This tiny coin was struck at Strasbourg under the régime of king Charles X of France (1824-30). It is a better 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 notes 42 dates for the type, some very rare. This date is rare, priced at six times the common date (1828A or 1830A).
Recorded mintage: 13,060; unlisted in KM.
Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, 15 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: F.164/20, KM 722.3.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.