France 1815-Q 5 francs Dav-86

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 369

This specimen was lot 369 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,936. The catalog description[1] noted, "FRANCE, Royal (Restored). Louis XVIII. 1814-1824. AR 5 Francs. Premier Restauration (First restoration) issue. Perpignan mint; différent: bunch of grapes. Pierre-Joseph Tiolier, engraver general. J. de Sainte-Croix, director. Dated 1815 Q. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Extremely nice light violet patina but we will call it brilliant uncirculated. Only example ever graded. Purchased from Danny Messer, February 1972." This type was struck 1814-15 and many of the 31 known dates are rare. This one is fairly common, being priced about 20% more than the common date (1815-I).

Recorded mintage: 923,931 plus 20,486 for Napoleon (Dav-85).

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, 37 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM. Designed by Auguste François Michaut, 1786-1879. This specimen is Ø37 mm, 24.98 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: VG 591; KM 702.1, F.308/28, Dav-86.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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