France 1830-A 1/2 franc

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This dime-sized coin was struck at Paris under the régime of king Charles X (1824-30) of France, the year he was overthrown. Some were struck after his abdication. 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 common.

Recorded mintage: 376,754[1].

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

Catalog reference: F.180/50, KM 723.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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