Belgium 1853 5 francs Dav-52

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1046
This specimen was lot 1046 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 72 (about US$95 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"5 Francs 1853. Auf die Hochzeit des Herzogs von Brabant. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Belgium, five francs of 1853, on the wedding of the duke of Brabant, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type is dismissed by the SCWC as a medal and not listed therein. Davenport mentions it and assigns it a number so we will include it.

Recorded mintage: 81,739.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, lettered edge, this specimen 25.02 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-52.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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