France 1810-A 5 francs

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22303
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This specimen was lot 22303 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[2] noted, "FRANCE. 5 Franc, 1810-A. NGC MS-62. Pleasing old cabinet toning." This is a common date of a common type struck 1809-14.

Recorded mintage: 8,794,496[1].

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, edge lettered GARANTIE NATIONALE, designed by Augustin Dupré (1748-1833).

Catalog reference: Dav-85, F.307/14; KM-694.1; Gad-584.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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