France AN13-M 5 francs

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 4666
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This specimen was lot 4666 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $1,121.25. The catalog description [2] noted, "France. 5 Francs, AN 13-M (Toulouse). Napoleon I. Bare head right. Attractive light tone. PCGS graded AU-55." This issue, from the Toulouse mint, is a common date of a type struck An 13-14 (1804-06). This type succeeded the "PREMIER CONSUL" obverse struck AN XI-12. A complete set of this type comprises 27 date and mintmark combinations, some very rare. The entire production run totaled about 10 million pieces. All silver five francs were officially recalled in 1928 but ceased to circulate after World War I. This coin was legal tender in the United States until 1857 at a value of 93 cents.

Recorded mintage: 1,546,082[1].

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, 37 mm diameter, edge lettered DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE, designed by Nicolas-Guy-Antoine Brenet and Jean-Pierre Droz.

Catalog reference: F.303/11, Dav-83; Gad-580, KM-662.10.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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