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Live auction - fmd_419483 - 5 Francs 1831 VG.2690

5 Francs 1831  VG.2690 AU58
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 370 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:58:27
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : 5 Francs
Date: 1831
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,72 g.
Edge : en creux : * DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : HENRI V ROI - DE FRANCE.
Obverse description : Buste juvénile à gauche en costume militaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 5 - F // (LIS) 1831 (LIS).
Reverse description : Écu de France couronné entre deux branches d'olivier.

Commentary


Tranche A.

Historical background


HENRI V Comte de Chambord

(1820-1883)

Grand-son of Charles X, Henry was born Sept. 29, 1820. He is the son of the Duke of Berry murdered February 13, 1820 by Louvel. On August 2, 1830, Charles X abdicated in his favor, but Henry follows his grandfather in exile in England and then in Prague. His mother, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon, trying to raise western France in 1832. His attempt fails. In 1833, Henry V was 13, it is considered major. After the fall of the Empire in 1870, the legitimist trying to impose the Restoration of the Bourbons to the throne of France. The restore fails because Henry refuses the tricolor, preferring the white flag fleurdelisé.

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