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France 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, and 5 Francs  1824 to 1830
France 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, and 5 Francs 1824 to 1830

Great coin! These are valuable old silver coins from France. They come in 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, and 5 franc denominations. Many of them have low mintages and there are only a few surviving specimens, which drives up value. The mint mark, to the right of the date, is important in some coins.

The coin in our picture comes from Alain Cheilan in Toulon, France, and CoinQuest thanks Alain for use of this great photo.

Here is a run-down of typical catalog values for these old coins. Use our Important Terminology page to understand how to interpret these values. The term 'catalog value' is a weasel word and needs to be fully explained.

1/4 (QUART) FRANC, 15 mm diameter, 0.036 troy ounces silver
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved (like our picture): $350
coins with mint mark A are more common and worth about one-half these values

1/2 (DEMI) FRANC, 18 mm diameter, 0.072 troy ounces silver
worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved (like our picture): $80
coins with mint marks A, B, and W are more common and worth about one-half these values

1 FRANC, 23 mm diameter, 0.144 troy ounces silver
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved (like our picture): $380
coins with mint marks A and W are more common and worth about one-half these values

2 FRANCS, 26 mm diameter, 0.290 troy ounces silver
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved (like our picture): $600

5 FRANCS, 38 mm diameter, 0.723 troy ounces silver
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved (like our picture): $300

Coin: 6471 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Mon, 03-Jan-2011 19:31:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 26-Jun-2014 20:06:17 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 21-Sep-2015 02:10:01 GMT
Requester description: 1827 -Face: CHARLES X ROI (PORTRAIT IN THE MIDDLE) DE FRANCE small letters on the bottom 'michaut.' with the letter 'c' underneath -reverse: '5 F' with a crown in the middle with a banner with 3 fleures de lisse underneath with a wreath wrapped around the perimeter of the coin stopping at the top where the crown starts. underneath the wreath is a small picture of an anchor to the left of '1827 A' 1 scratch diagonally on the reverse side
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