France 1828-H 1/4 franc

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from Jean Elsen sale 134, lot 1788
This specimen was lot 1788 in Jean Elsen sale 134 (Brussels, September 2017), where it sold for €420 (about US$493 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Charles X (1824-1830), AR 1/4 franc, 1828H, La Rochelle. Rare Traces d'ajustage sur la tranche. presque Superbe. (kingdom of France, Charles X, 1824-30, silver quarter franc of 1828, La Rochelle mint. Rare, traces of adjustment marks on the obverse rim, about Extremely Fine.)"
This tiny coin was struck at La Rochelle under the régime of king Charles X (1824-30). It is a rare 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: 15,713.

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

Catalog reference: Gad-353, KM 722.5, F.164/22.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [2]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 134, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2017.

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