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Revision as of 16:06, 27 May 2019

Sincona sale 51, lot 2486
This specimen was lot 2486 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted,
"3. Republik, 1871-1940. 20 Francs 1892 A, Paris. Seltener Jahrgang. NGC MS61. (Third republic of France, 1871-1940, twenty francs of 1892, Paris mint. Rare date.)"
This specimen is a better date of a series struck 1871-98. This type revives the type struck 1848-49 during the Second Republic. All 86 million were struck at the Paris mint. Most dates are readily available; only the 1888-A is rare. This type is commonly called an "angel" by American dealers but the French name "Génie" is more accurate, as the figure is the Genius of France inscribing the Constitution. It was officially withdrawn from circulation in 1928 and demonetized in 2005 but ceased to circulate after World War One.

Recorded mintage: 225,706[1].

Specification: 6.45 g, .900 fine gold, 21 mm diameter, edge lettered DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE, revival of a design by Augustin Dupré (1748-1833).

Catalog reference: KM 825; Gadoury 1063. Fr-592, F.533/16.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [2]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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