France 1833-W 1/2 franc
"FRANCE, Louis-Philippe Ier (1830-1848), AR demi-franc, 1833 W, Lille. Très belle patine. Superbe" (France, Louis Philippe (1830-48), silver half franc, 1833-W, Lille mint, very nice patina, Extremely Fine).This dime-sized coin is a rather scarce 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 slightly scarce, being priced about double the commonest date (1841A, 1842B or 1845B).
Recorded mintage: 151,226, 151,000.
Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, 18 mm diameter, reeded edge. Designed by Joseph François Domard, 1792-1858.
Catalog reference: Gadoury 408, F.182/38, KM 741.13.
- Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
- 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.