France 1821-A 5 francs

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CGB sale 31, lot 1742

This type was struck during the second restoration of Louis XVIII of France (1814-24) from numerous mints. The specimen shown is from the Paris mint. Many of the 96 dates of this type are known from a handful (<10) of examples. The type is not difficult to find but is expensive in high grade.

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

Recorded mintage: 9,523,639 (third most common date).

Catalog reference: F.309/59, Dav-87; KM 711.1.


  • 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, 2013.

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