France AN13-G 5 francs

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UBS sale 83, lot 2764

Shown is a Napoleonic five francs struck at the Geneva mint (mint mark "G") in 1804. It is a very rare date and was lot 2764 in UBS sale 83 (Zurich, September 2009). The Geneva mint struck French coins 1800-05 only, after which it resumed striking Swiss designs. The various designs of Napoleonic five francs form eight distinct types of which this is the fourth, struck 1804-05 with a complete set of this type comprising 27 date and mintmark combinations, some very rare. This date is priced[1] about twenty-five times the Paris mint issue.

Specification: 37 mm diameter, 25 grams, .900 fine silver, edge lettered DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE. Designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier, 1763-1819.

Mintage: 6,493[1], 6,487[2].

Catalog reference: Dav-83; F.303/5, KM 662.5.

Source:

  • [2]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.

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