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Latest revision as of 23:24, 26 March 2020

Goldberg sale 91, lot 2224
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2224 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $928.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Dahomey. 5000 Francs, 1971 NGC PF67 UC. Five water buffalos. NGC graded Proof 67 Ultra Cameo." Dahomey was renamed the Republic of Benin in 1975. The animals depicted herein are much more likely to be Cape buffalo, which are actually native to Africa, rather than water buffalo, a domesticated beast of Asian origin. Gold 2,500, 10,000 and 25,000 francs were issued in 1971, the only gold issues for that country.

Recorded mintage: 610.

Specification: 17.77 g, .900 fine gold, 0.5142 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-3; KM-7.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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