France 1828-T 1/4 franc

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This specimen was lot 488 in CGB sale 54 (Paris, June 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted,
"1828 Nantes Rarity: R3 F 20 Usure de circulation sur les reliefs et le flan voilé. Bon centrage. Cet exemplaire provient de la Collection Naoned. Obverse: CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE.. Tête nue de Charles X à gauche; au-dessous MICHAUT. / T (cursif). Reverse: 1/4 F. en accostement d'un écu de France sommé d'une couronne royale, au-dessus de 1828; en bas à droite de l'écu, la lettre d'atelier T, à sa gauche, le différent. Il s’agit du troisième exemplaire répertorié dans notre base. C’est la seconde fois que nous proposons cette monnaie qui manquait aux Collections Kolsky et Platoad."
This type was struck during the reign of Charles X (1824-30) of France from numerous mints. The specimen shown is from Nantes and is a rare date. It is priced about twelve times the commonest date (1828-A) 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. The quarter franc was converted into a twenty-five centimes in 1845 then dropped completely after 1848.

Recorded mintage: 6,304.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, 15 mm diameter, plain edge. Designed by Auguste François Michaut, 1786-1879. This specimen 1.23 grams.

Catalog reference: KM 722.7, F.164/27.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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