France 1816-W 5 francs

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13128
France 1816W 5 francs rev P177-13128.jpg

This specimen was lot 13128 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[3] noted, "FRANCE. 5 Franc, 1816-W. Lille Mint. NGC MS-65. Toned with attractive underlying luster." Lille mint issues are normally common but this one is rare. Le Franc[2] does not price this coin in this quality.

Recorded mintage: 71,653[2].

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

Catalog reference: KM-711.13; Gad-614, Dav-87, F.309/13.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [2]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [3]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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