Scarce large colonial 5 cents, dated 1827, Charles X (1824-1830), La Rochelle mint mint for circulation in the West Indies

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Bust of Charles X left / Denomination in wreath, mintmarks, date (1827) below, COLONIES FRANSAISES around. La Rochelle mint. 27mm, 10.33 grams. KM #10.2

These coins  were not minted for a use in any particular French colony, but were intended for a general use in the West Indias - particularly Martinique, Guadeloupe and Saint-Dominique (Western Hispaniola). The coins were minted in France and shipped to West Indies - the mintage of these coins was usually quite small, and these coins are generally scarce.