France 1848-A 50 centimes

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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In 1845, the half franc struck in France since the days of Napoleon was converted to a fifty centimes piece. The weight and fineness were not changed. This fifty centimes was struck 1845-48 from Paris (shown here), Rouen, Strasbourg, Bourdeaux and Lille. This is a better date but not rare.

Recorded mintage: 181,990.

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, 18 mm diameter, reeded edge

Catalog reference: Gad-410, F.183/15, KM 768.1.


  • 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.
  • Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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