France 1828-W 1/2 franc

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This dime-sized coin was struck at Lille under the régime of king Charles X of France (1824-30). It is a rather available date of a type struck 1825-30. All half francs of this reign are of this type, which is common. It was demonetized in 1869.

The catalog[1] notes 54 dates for the type, some very rare. This date is fairly common, being priced about 38% higher than the commonest date (1829A).

Recorded mintage: 170,062[1], 170,000[2].

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, 18 mm diameter, plain edge. Designed by Auguste-François Michaut, 1786-1879.

Catalog reference: F.180/36, KM 723.13.

Source:

  • [2]Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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