France 1/4 and 1/2 Francs of Henri IV  1589 to 1610
France 1/4 and 1/2 Francs of Henri IV 1589 to 1610

The half franc in our picture comes from Poinsignon Numismatique in Strasbourg, France, where it is on sale for 700 euros, about $920 US dollars. The coin is in great shape, and this is the primary reason it commands such a high price. Coins in more crude condition would not be worth this much.

Henri IV ruled France between 1589 and 1610. Many different denominations of coins were produced, but only the 1/4 and 1/2 francs use the four fleurs-de-lis pattern on the reverse.

These are valuable coins. Condition makes the biggest difference, not date or other details. Catalog values run like this:

worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $500
well preserved: $1000

Damage to the coin, such as cleaning, scratches, gouges, and the like lowers value substantially.

CoinQuest thanks Poinsignon Numismatique for use of their coin image.

Coin: 13287 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Baz, Sat, 15-Dec-2012 08:31:02 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 15-Dec-2012 18:33:12 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 01-Dec-2014 15:58:31 GMT
Requester description: 1607 HENRICVS IIII DG FRANC.ET.NAVARRE.REX 1607 . 17 HENRI IV 1/2 FRANC
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