5 Francs

Features

Country 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
References F# 334,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 744,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 820
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

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

© Darkcid

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 66.40 2% KM# 820.1
1871 A 237,906 1.3% KM# 820.1, different bee
1871 A 0.3% KM# 820.1; different trident, spaced date "1871"
1871 A 0.6% KM# 820.1; different trident, tight date "1871"
1871 K 74,609 1.3% KM# 820.2
1872 A 56,844 3% KM# 820.1; large stars around the signature
1872 A 0.3% KM# 820.1; small stars around the signature
1872 K 20,994 0.5% KM# 820.2
1873 A 27,192,181 19.71 16.02 17.59 19.32 26.40 33.15 55.53 52% KM# 820.1
1873 A 1.2% KM# 820.1; small stars around the signature
1873 K 3,949,717 18.11 20.20 12% KM# 820.2
1874 A 7,883,975 16.30 21.13 24.14 21.73 23% KM# 820.1
1874 K 3,903,138 19.87 15.69 24.14 14% KM# 820.2
1875 A 13,338,560 19.32 16.90 20.52 24.77 41% KM# 820.1, normal mintmark
1875 A 24.53 18.11 6% KM# 820.1, small mintmark
1875 K 1,661,440 24.14 24.14 22.33 10% KM# 820.2
1876 A 8,800,000 13.88 15.69 21.13 36.22 34.16 30.05 27% KM# 820.1
1876 K 1,732,263 19.51 27.77 20.52 8% KM# 820.2
1877 A 2,631,994 18.11 24.14 24.14 12% KM# 820.1
1877 K 660,863 18.11 33.80 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 54.32 3% KM# 820.2
1889 AC 20 0.7% KM# 820.1 - prooflike

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