Bust of Charles X left / Denomination in wreath, mintmarks, date (1827) below, COLONIES FRANSAISES around. La Rochelle mint. 31mm, 20.98 grams. KM #11.2
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.