5 Francs - Napoleon

Features

Country Montenegro
Emperor Napoleon I (1813-1814)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1813
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Cattaro Siege Coinage - Franc (1813)
Composition Silver
Weight 29.5 g
Diameter 40 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 91300
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References KM# 2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Dav ECT# 46
John Stewart Davenport; 1964. European Crowns and Talers Since 1800 (2nd edition in one volume of "European Crowns sinc). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Crowned N with denomination 5 F

Lettering: DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE

Translation: God protect France

Reverse

Vertical sword with crossed musket and cannon

Lettering: CATTARO EN ETAT DE SIEGE

Translation: Cattaro (Kotor) in state of siege

Comments

Cattaro (present-day Kotor in Montenegro) was part of Venetian Albania until 1797, after which it became part of the French Illyrian Provinces. In 1813 the town was sieged by a British fleet. In 1815 Cattaro became part of the Kingdom of Dalmatia within the Austrian Empire.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1813 

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