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31 Aug 2022

1842 France 5 Francs Silver Coin

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King Louis-Philippe I of France, also known as the "citizen king" ruled the French from 1830 to 1848. His profile face appears on this attractive silver five Francs coin.

This French sovereign tried unsuccessfully to stay on the throne in 1848 by gainibg the favors of the upper merchandizing and well-to-do class. This attempt also ruined his standing among other royal houses and principalities of that era. His title "Le Duc D'Orléans" moved him appart from all sectors of the French society within the last years of his rule.

A nice silver coin in large format, this five Francs are still well sought by many collectors and historians Worldwide. Part of my beautiful international currency collection, enjoy and please comment bellow.

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Level 6

Looks like a big, heavy old silver coin... Very cool! ; )

AC coin$

Level 6

Indeed, it is. Thanks!!!


Level 6

I never much got into collecting French money. I do like their gold coin though. Just me. Nice coin. Thanks.

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks, within the late XIXth century their reverse side became plain in design, however with certain tendencias to change.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I have some late 1800- early 1900s of this mintage but I don't think I have one as old as your impressive coin!

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks, Bama!!! Still quite a few to talk about from my side though...


Level 4

Very nice! And historic. Love the old stuff.

AC coin$

Level 6

Thanks much for your comments.

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