Monaco 1837-M 5 francs

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2092
This specimen was lot 2092 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 3,000 CHF (about US$3,714 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"MONACO Honore V. 1819-1841. 5 Francs 1837. Gutes vorzüglich. (principality of Monaco, Honoré V, 1819-41, five francs of 1837, good extremely fine.)"
This is the only crown issued for Monaco during the nineteenth century and, unfortunately, it is quite rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver; this specimen is 24.99 g.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 107, KM 96, Dav-219.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 11, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2013.

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