France 1852-A 50 centimes

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This dime-sized coin was struck at Paris while Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was president of the Second Republic of France. It is one year type but not rare. This date is priced about 33% more than the common dates of the Empire types (1858-A, 1860-A).

Recorded mintage: 1,009,907[1].

Specification: 2.5 g, .900 fine silver, 18 mm diameter, reeded edge. It was designed by Jean-Jacques Barre, 1793-1855.

Catalog reference: F.185/1, KM 793.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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