France 1871-K 5 francs Dav-92

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3528
This specimen was lot 3528 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Gouvernement, 1870-1871. 5 Francs 1871 K, Bordeaux. Selten. Sehr schön. (France, provisional government, 1870-71, five francs of 1871, Bordeaux mint. Rare, very fine.)"
A complete set of this type comprises 24 date and mintmark combinations. The entire production run, 1871-78, totaled about 73 million pieces. Only two mints struck this type: Paris ("A") and Bordeaux ("K").

Recorded mintage: 74,609 plus 604,313 of the Cérès head type.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .7234 troy oz AGW, 37 mm diameter, edge lettered DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE, after a design by Augustin Dupré (1748-1833); this specimen 24.86 g.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 745, KM 820.2, F.334/5, Dav-92.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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