France AN13-I 1/2 franc

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Sincona sale 20, lot 2766

This specimen was lot 2766 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "1/2 Franc AN 13 (1803-04). Limoges. Schön-sehr schön." This type was struck in France at numerous mints AN 12-14 and a complete set comprises 28 dates and mintmarks. This date from the Limoges mint is scarce but not a key. Le Franc[2] reports this date is much rarer than the mintage would indicate.

Recorded mintage: 205,401.

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, plain edge, 18 mm diameter, designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier (1763-1819); this specimen 2.35 g.

Catalog reference: F.174/15, Gadoury 395, KM-655.6.


  • [2]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.

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