France 1828-W 5 francs

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Jean Elsen sale 117, lot 1834
France 1828W 5 francs rev JElsen 117-1834.jpg
This specimen was lot 1834 in Jean Elsen sale 117 (Brussels, June 2013), where it sold for €100 (about US$158 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
" FRANCE, Charles X (1824-1830), AR 5 francs, 1828 W, Lille. Fines griffes. Belle patine colorée. Presque Superbe. (France, Charles X (1824-30), five francs of 1828, Lille mint. Tiny scratches, nice color, about extremely fine.)"
This type was struck during the reign of Charles X (1824-30) from numerous mints. The silver five francs of this regime are divided into two types, most easily distinguished by the position of MICHAUD's name near the base of the king's bust. The specimen shown is the second type and is a common date from the Lille mint. Many the 52 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: 9,606,941 (second highest mintage).

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, 37 mm diameter, lettered edge, designed by Auguste François Michaut, 1786-1879.

Catalog reference: Dav-88; KM 728.13, F.311/26, Gad-644.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 117: Collection Jean-Jacques Symoens, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2013.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • Guilloteau, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, Colonies 1670-1942 et Metropole 1774-1942, Versailles, 1942.
  • 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.

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