France 1822-W 5 francs

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Many of the 96 dates of this type struck for France 1816-24 are known from a handful (<10) of examples. The type is not difficult to find but is expensive in high grade. This product of the Lille mint is a common date tho prices about 60% more than the 1822-A.

Recorded mintage: 4,837,448 (Lille mint, a common date).

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

Catalog reference: KM 711.7, Dav-87; F.309/73.

Sources:

  • 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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