France 1824-K 5 francs

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Jean Elsen sale 125, lot 1810
This specimen was lot 1810 in Jean Elsen sale 125 (Brussels, June 2015), where it sold for €110 (about US$146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Louis XVIII, seconde restauration (1815-1824), AR 5 francs, 1824#K, Bordeaux. Très Beau à Superbe. (France, Louis XVIII, second restoration (1815-24), silver five francs of 1824, Bordeaux mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1816-24 in large quantities (104 million total). This specimen, from the Bordeaux mint, is a somewhat scarce date.

Recorded mintage: 1,009,011.

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-711.6; VG-2555, F.309/91.

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, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 125: Collections Dr. Jacques Marneffe, Jean-Marie Chouters et Henri Pottier, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.

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