5 Francs

Features

Issuer France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1870-1889
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
Number N# 1187
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 334,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 744,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 820
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Denomination and date within wreath

Lettering:
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
5
FRANCS
1873
A

Translation:
Republic of France
5
Francs
1873
A

Engraver: Augustin Dupré

Augustin Dupré was an engraver of French currency and medals, the 14th Graveur général des monnaies.

Reverse

Hercules group, exergue below

Lettering:
LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ
Dupré

Translation:
Liberty Equality Fraternity
Dupré

Engraver: Augustin Dupré

Augustin Dupré was an engraver of French currency and medals, the 14th Graveur général des monnaies.

Edge

Inscription in relief

Lettering: * DIEU * PROTEGE * LA * FRANCE

Translation: God Protects France

5 Francs -  obverse

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Mints

A Paris, France (864-date)
K Bordeaux, France

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1870 A 335 609 $ 64 2% KM# 820.1
1871 A 237 906 1.2% KM# 820.1, different bee
1871 A 0.4% KM# 820.1; different trident, spaced date "1871"
1871 A 0.6% KM# 820.1; different trident, tight date "1871"
1871 K 74 609 1.2% KM# 820.2
1872 A 56 844 2% KM# 820.1; large stars around the signature
1872 A 0.3% KM# 820.1; small stars around the signature
1872 K 20 994 0.4% KM# 820.2
1873 A 27 192 181 $ 19 $ 16 $ 17 $ 19 $ 24 $ 34 $ 54 52% KM# 820.1
1873 A 1.8% KM# 820.1; small stars around the signature
1873 K 3 949 717 $ 18 $ 20 $ 21 12% KM# 820.2
1874 A 7 883 975 $ 16 $ 20 $ 25 $ 31 23% KM# 820.1
1874 K 3 903 138 $ 19 $ 17 $ 23 14% KM# 820.2
1875 A 13 338 560 $ 19 $ 16 $ 20 $ 24 41% KM# 820.1, normal mintmark
1875 A $ 23 $ 21 6% KM# 820.1, small mintmark
1875 K 1 661 440 $ 23 $ 23 $ 22 $ 50 10% KM# 820.2
1876 A 8 800 000 $ 18 $ 15 $ 21 $ 37 $ 33 $ 29 26% KM# 820.1
1876 K 1 732 263 $ 20 $ 27 $ 27 9% KM# 820.2
1877 A 2 631 994 $ 18 $ 23 $ 26 11% KM# 820.1
1877 K 660 863 $ 20 $ 33 4% KM# 820.2
1878 A 1 154 0.5% KM# 820.1
1878 A 30 0.4% KM# 820.1 - prooflike
1878 K 363 130 $ 50 $ 47 4% KM# 820.2
1889 AC 20 0.6% KM# 820.1 - prooflike

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