France 1832-A 1/2 franc

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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[1] 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[1].

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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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