France 1810-B 5 francs

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 ANA sale, lot 22511
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This specimen was lot 22511 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $204. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE. 5 Francs, 1810-B. Rouen Mint. Napoleon I. PCGS AU-53 Gold Shield. Good strike, toned." This is a slightly better date from the Rouen mint, being priced about double the common date (1810-A). The type was struck 1809-14.

Recorded mintage: 631,762[2].

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, 37 mm diameter, edge lettered DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE, designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier.

Catalog reference: F.307/15, KM-694.2; Dav-85; Gad-584.

Source:

  • [2]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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