France 1841-K 1/4 franc
This tiny coin was struck at Bordeaux under the régime of king Louis Philippe of France (1830-48). It is a better 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 scarce, priced triple the common date even in low grade.
Recorded mintage: 92,129.
Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, 15 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: F.166/90, KM 740.7.
- 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.