France 1824-A 5 francs Dav-87

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40505
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40505 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $617. The catalog description[2] noted, "FRANCE. 5 Francs, 1824-A. NGC MS-63. Lustrous with dark toning. NGC MS-63. From the Madeleine Collection." This type was struck 1816-24 in large quantities (104 million total). This specimen, from the Paris mint, is a common date but choice specimens are always in demand.

Recorded mintage: 9,064,043.

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

Catalog reference: Dav-87, Gad-614; KM-711.1; VG-2555, F.309/86.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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, 2014.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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