France 1832-A 2 francs

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This type was struck in France during the reign of Louis Philippe (1830-48) from numerous mints. The specimen shown is from Paris and is from the second year of issue. It is one of the few dates at all available in high grade and is priced[1] about 20% higher than the commonest date (1847A). 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. All 2 francs issued prior to 1859, including this one, were demonetized in 1869 to make way for the succeeding issue which was only .835 fine.

Specification: 27 mm diameter, 10 grams, .900 fine silver. Designed by Joseph François Domard, 1792-1858.

Recorded mintage: 687,374[1], 427,000[2].

Catalog reference: F.260/4, KM 743.1.


  • [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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.

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