France 1814-A 5 francs Dav-86

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23783
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23783 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $6,462.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Louis XVIII Proof 5 Francs 1814A, Proof 63 NGC, First Restoration of the Monarchy, highly reflective surfaces with lightly frosted bust details, nearly cameo in appearance. The patina is aged gray and gold and most appealing. Rare in Proof and this is an exceptional example. Noted as 4 known in the SCWC." This type was struck in France 1814-15 and many of the 31 known dates are rare. This one is common but rare in proof.

Recorded mintage: 1,465,243.

Specification: 37 mm diameter, 25 grams, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 702.1, Dav-86, Gad-591, F.308/1.


  • 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.
  • Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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