France 1814-T 5 francs Dav-86

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Jean Elsen sale 112, lot 1340
France 1814T 5 francs rev JElsen 112-1340.jpg
This specimen was lot 1340 in Jean Elsen sale 112 (Brussels, March 2012) where it sold for € 950 ($1,484 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Louis XVIII, première restauration (1814-1815), AR 5 francs, 1814 T, Nantes. Très Rare. Beau. (France, Louis XVIII, first restoration, 1814-15, silver five francs of 1814, Nantes mint, very rare, fine.)"
This type was struck 1814-15 and many of the 31 known dates are rare. This one is very rare; Le Franc[2] reports three known.

Recorded mintage: 5,217 plus 8,721 with Napoleon's bust.

Specification: 37 mm diameter, 25 grams, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Dav-86, Gad-591, F.308/12.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 112, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2012.
  • [2]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2013.

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