1824, France (2nd Kingdom), Charles X. Gold 40 Francs Coin. 12.88gm!
Mint Year: 1824
Mint Place: Paris (A)
Mintage: 50,000 pcs.
Reference: KM-721.1 ($1,035 in XF!).
Condition: Minor mint-made weight-adjusting marks on high points (not scratches!), otherwise a nice XF!
Denomination: Gold 40 Francs
Material: Gold (.900)
Obverse: Bare bust of Charles X left. Engraver’s signature (MICHAUT.) below.
Legend: CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE.
Reverse: Crowned french royal arms, splitting value (40-F) flanked by olive-branches. Date, flanked by privy mark and mint initial below.
Legend: (privy mark: anchor) 1824 (A)
Charles X (Charles Philippe; 9 October 1757 – 6 November 1836), called “the Beloved” (French: le Bien-Aimé), was known for most of his life as the Comte d’Artois before he reigned as King of France and of Navarre from 16 September 1824 until 2 August 1830. An uncle of the uncrowned King Louis XVII, and younger brother to reigning Kings Louis XVI and Louis XVIII, he supported the latter in exile and eventually succeeded him. His rule of almost six years ended in the July Revolution of 1830, which resulted in his abdication and the election of Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans, as King of the French. Exiled once again, Charles died in Gorizia, then part of the Austrian Empire.