France 1815-K 5 francs Dav-86

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Jean Elsen sale 123, lot 925
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This specimen was lot 925 in Jean Elsen sale 123 (Brussels, December 2014), where it sold for €280 (about US$407 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Louis XVIII, première restauration (1814-1815), AR 5 francs, 1815 K, Bordeaux. Très Beau. (France, Louis XVIII, first restoration (1814-15), silver five francs of 1815, Bordeaux mint, very fine.)"
This type was struck in France 1814-15 and many of the 31 known dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: 107,745. This date is scarce but not rare.

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

Catalog reference: KM 702.7, Dav-86, Gad-591, F.308/22.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 123, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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