France 1823-A 5 francs

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

This specimen was lot 1130 in Sedwick sale 10 (Winter Park, FL, October 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "France (Paris mint), 5 francs, Louis XVIII, 1823-A. Lustrous and attractively toned UNC with tiny marks on cheek and very minor rim-flaw." 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.

Recorded mintage: 6,533,634 (Paris mint, fifth most common date).

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, 37 mm diameter, edge lettered DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM. Designed by Auguste François Michaut, 1786-1879, this specimen 25.1 grams.

Catalog reference: KM 711.1, Dav-87; F.309/74.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #10, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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