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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 34, August 23, 2009, Article 9

QUERY: FRENCH FIVE FRANCS OF NAPOLEON

Granvyl Hulse writes:

Is there anyone in our E-Sylum group that is knowledgeable about French five francs of Napoleon? Many years ago I acquired a 5 Franc AN12 KA660.2 with the B mint mark of the Rouen mint. Only 10,000 were struck. The coin has original mint luster and from all I can gather it had been in a private collection from the very first.

I have only seen one for sale in all the years I have had it and I presumed that the bulk of the coins were struck to pay a debt and were melted down by the country they were sent to and re-issued as their currency. I am trying to obtain an approximate value for insurance purposes and I just don't trust the prices in the Krause catalog. Do you know anyone I could ask?

Well, we luckily added a number of readers from France this week - perhaps one of them can assist. -Editor


Wayne Homren, Editor

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