5 Livres

Features

Country France
King Louis XVI (1774-1792)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1791-1792
Value 5 Livres (5)
Currency Livre tournois (781-1795)
Composition Paper
Size 64 × 96 mm
Shape Rectangular (hand cut)
Demonetized Yes
References P# A42 / A49 / A50 / A57 / A60 / A61
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Black cartouche around the border with royal portraits and fleurs de lis.

Lettering:
ASSIGNAT DE 5₶ CREE LE 30 AVRIL 1792

DOMAINES NATIONAUX /
ASSIGNAT DE CINQ livres / payable au Porteur par la Caisse de l’Extraordinaire. (la loi et le roi dans le A)
108A
Cinq Liv. / GATTEAUX | 5₶

CINQ LIVRES.

Engraver: Gatteaux

Reverse

Uniface

Comments

Watermark
In a diamond decorated with scrolls the value 5 ₶.

Dry Stamp
The dry stamp is located in the lower center of the assignat.
Diameter: 31 mm
Head of King Louis XVI facing left, surrounded by inscription "LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANÇOIS". Under the effigy of the king, in a circle, the allegory of Justice,
and on the left GATTEAUX, the name of the engraver of the dry stamp.

Signatures:
Corsel

References:
D#33 (Emile Dewamin, A hundred years of French Numismatics)
K#80 (M. Kolsky et al., Les Billets de France 1707-2000)
L#152 (Jean Lafaurie, The assignats and paper money issued by the State in the 18th century)
M#36 (Maurice Muszynski, The assignats of the French Revolution)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1791  60,000,000 52% 1 Novembre 1791
1791  20,000,000 10% 28 Septembre 1791
1791  20,000,000 19% 6 May 1791
1792  20,000,000 14% 27 June 1792
1792  8,080,000 10% 30 April 1792
1792  10,000,000 10% 31 July 1792

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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