France 1844-BB 1/4 franc
This tiny coin was struck at Strasbourg under the régime of king Louis Philippe of France (1830-48). It is a slightly scarcer date of a type struck 1831-45. All quarter francs of this reign are of this type, which is common. It was replaced in 1845 by a twenty-five centimes piece (F.167) and demonetized in 1852. The catalog notes 108 dates for the type, some very rare. This date is priced about five times the commonest date (1840A).
Recorded mintage: 36,318.
Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, 15 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: F.166/102, KM 740.4.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc VIII: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2009.