France 1816-A 5 francs

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This issue, from the Paris mint, is a common date of a type struck in France 1816-24. This type succeeded the uniformed bust type of the first restoration, struck 1814-15. It was demonetized in 1928. A complete set of this type comprises 96 date and mintmark combinations, some very rare. The entire production run, 1816-24, totaled about 104 million pieces. This date is priced[1] about 6% higher than the common date (1824A or 1824W).

Specification: 37 mm diameter, 25 grams, .900 fine silver, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM. Designed by Auguste François Michaut, 1786-1879.

Mintage: 3,208,052[1], 3,210,000[2].

Catalog reference: F.309/1, Dav-87; KM 711.1.


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

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