France 1841-W 2 francs
"FRANCE, Louis-Philippe (1830-1848), AR 2 francs, 1841 W, Lille. Très Beau. (France, Louis-Philippe (1830-48), silver two francs of 1841, Lille mint, very fine.)"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. This date is priced about twice the common date (1847-A). All two 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, reeded edge. Designed by Joseph François Domard, 1792-1858.
Recorded mintage: 290,020.
Catalog reference: Gad-520, F.260/91, KM 743.13.
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- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies. Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
- Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 124, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2015.