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40 Franc Louis Philippe I – 1831-1838

40 Franc Louis Philippe I – 1831-1838


Scarce 18th Century French Gold! These French 40 Franc coins are scarcer than their smaller 20 Franc counterparts.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .3734 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Coins are in Extra Fine condition, but may have light scratches or rim dings.
  • Each coin will be in protective flip
  • Obverse: A right facing bust of Louis Philippe I, King of France from 1830-1848, designed by Joseph-Francois Domard.
  • Reverse: Enwreathed value and date.
  • Struck at the Paris Mint from 1831-1838.

These 19th century French 40 Francs were struck in limited quantities and are very popular with world Gold coin collectors. Add one of these elusive 19th century French Gold 40 Franc coins to your cart today!

Dates (1831-1838) will be of our choice and may or may not vary, determined by available stock.


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40 Franc Louis Phil VF/XF French 1831 - 1835Louis-Philippe (1773-1850) Known as the duc d’Orleans before his accession, King Louis-Philippe became the leader of France after the Abdication of Charles X. Although he was a constitutional monarch, King Louis-Philippe gained personal power by splitting the liberal movement and appointing weak ministers. When the government prohibited a banquet organized by supporters of political reform, the Republicans of Paris revolted. This led to the Revolution of 1848. The king abdicated on February 24, 1848 and shortly after, fled to England.

Historic Events During King Louis-Philippe’s Reign

1830 – Louis-Philippe becomes king of France.

1832 – Reform Act in Britain extends voting to middle class.

1834 – Lafayette dies.

1835 – Ferdinand I becomes Emperor of Austria.

1847 – Louis Napoleon I Bonaparte imprisoned for conspiracy.

1848 – Louis-Philippe abdicates on February 24.

20 Franc Gold Coin Specifications

Minted: 1830 – 1846
Weight: 0.1867 grams
Fineness: .900 gold
Diameter: 21 mm

Additional information




.3734 oz

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