French Colonies 1828-A 10 centimes

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Goldberg sale 81, lot 2150
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This specimen was struck in Paris for the French colonies in the Caribbean. The type was struck 1839-44. There is a similar five centimes. The success of this issue was used as a precursor to the large copper issues of Napoleon III in France during the 1850's. This specimen was lot 2150 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "French Colonies. 10 Centimes, 1828-A. Charles X. Trace of mint red. PCGS graded MS-63 Brown."

Recorded mintage: 253,000, a common date.

Specification: bronze, designed by Nicolas Tiolier.

Catalog reference: KM-11.1; Lec-306.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Byrne, Ray, Coins and Tokens of the Caribees, Decatur, IL: Jess Peters, Inc., 1975.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 81: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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