France ANXI-A 5 francs
Shown is a Napoleonic five francs struck at the Paris mint (mint mark "A") in 1802. It is a somewhat scarce type. The various designs of Napoleonic five francs form eight distinct types of which this is the first, struck 1802-04 (AN XI-AN 12) with a complete set of this type comprising 26 date and mintmark combinations, some very rare. This date is common for the type.
Specification: 37 mm diameter, 25 grams, .900 fine silver, edge lettered DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE. Designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier, 1763-1819.
Catalog reference: Dav-82, F.301/1, KM 650.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.