Monaco 1895-A 100 francs

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Jean Elsen sale 103, lot 1529
Monaco 1895A 100 francs rev JElsen 103-1529.jpg
This specimen is lot 1529 in Jean Elsen sale 103 (Brussels, December 2009), where it sold for 820 euro. The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANCE, MONACO, Albert Ier (1889-1922), AV 100 francs, 1895 A, Paris. presque Superbe" (Monaco, Albert I (1889-1922), gold 100 francs, 1895-A, Paris mint, about Extremely Fine).
This type was struck in Paris 1891-1904, allegedly for use in the prince's casino in Monte Carlo. The coin matches the specification of the contemporary France 1887-A 100 francs.

Recorded mintage: 20,000.

Specification: 32.25 g, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Gadoury 124; Fr-13, KM 105.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.

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