France 1832-A 1/2 franc
This specimen was lot 1794 in CGB sale 31 (Paris, June 2007). This dime-sized coin is a common date of a type struck 1831-45. All half francs of this reign are of this type, which is common. It was replaced in 1845 by a fifty centimes piece (F.183) and demonetized in 1869.
The catalog notes 114 dates for the type, some very rare. This date is common tho some of the later dates (1841-A, 1842-B, 1845-B) are priced slightly lower.
Recorded mintage: 344,990.
Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, 18 mm diameter, reeded edge. Designed by Joseph François Domard, 1792-1858.
Catalog reference: Gadoury 408, F.182/14, KM 741.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.