France 1824-W 5 francs

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Jean Elsen sale 120, lot 1319
France 1824W 5 francs rev JElsen rev 120-1319.jpg
This specimen was lot 1319 in Jean Elsen sale 120 (Brussels, March 2014), where it sold for €100 (about US$165 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, Louis XVIII, seconde restauration (1815-1824), AR 5 francs, 1824 W, Lille. Petites taches. Superbe. (France, Louis XVIII, secodn restoration (1815-24), silver five francs of 1824, Lille mint. Minor bumps, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1816-24 in large quantities (104 million total). This specimen, from the Lille mint, is a common date. The mint did not switch to Charles X until the next year.

Recorded mintage: 9,803,290.

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-711.12; F.309/96.

Sources:

  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 120, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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