France 1811-D 5 francs

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was struck 1809-14 in large quantities. It is the most common Napoleonic coin of France. This specimen, from the Lyon mint, is a fairly common date but is scarce compared to the 1811-A (over 31 million minted).

Recorded mintage: 1,566,416[1], 1,568,000[2].

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

Catalog reference: Gad-584; Dav-85, F.307/30, KM 694.5.


  • [2]Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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