France 1828-BB 2 francs
This type was struck during the reign of Charles X of France (1824-30) from numerous mints. The specimen shown is from Strasbourg and is a rare date. Nine are reported to exist, not including this one, and it is priced about double the commonest date (1824A) in VF. Many issues of this type are known from a handful (<10) of examples. The type is not difficult to find but is expensive in high grade. All 2 francs issued prior to 1859, including this one, were demonetized in 1869 to make way for the succeeding issue which was only .835 fine.
Specification: 27 mm diameter, 10 grams, .900 fine silver, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM. Designed by Auguste François Michaut, 1786-1879.
Recorded mintage: 24,305.
Catalog reference: F.258/38 (dot before "DE"), KM 725.3.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies. Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.