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Live auction - fmd_419489 - 5 francs Hercule, dite “Camélinat” 1871 Paris F.334/3

5 francs Hercule, dite “Camélinat” 1871 Paris F.334/3 MS62
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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : 1 700 €
Maximum bid : 1 700 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:19:11
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : 5 francs Hercule, dite “Camélinat”
Date: 1871
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 256410
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,98 g.
Edge : en relief : *****DIEU*PROTEGE*LA*FRANCE
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Hercule barbu demi-nu, debout de face avec la léonté, sur son épaule gauche une patte du lion, sur son bras et autour de sa taille la peau du lion de Némée, derrière ses jambes queue et pattes du lion, unissant la Liberté debout à gauche tournée à droite tenant une pique surmontée d'une main de Justice, vêtue d'un peplos et l'Égalité debout à droite tournée à gauche, tenant le niveau, vêtue d'un chiton : à l'exergue, Dupré en cursif entre deux étoiles.


Reverse description : 5 / FRANCS, en deux lignes au-dessus de 1871, le tout contenu dans une couronne composée à gauche d'une branche de laurier, à droite d'une branche de chêne, nouées à leur base par un ruban ; au-dessous du nœud la lettre d'atelier A encadrée des différents.


Exemplaire avec la date normale. Les frappes antérieures à 1872 se distinguent des suivantes par l’absence de point après le mot FRANCS.
Tranche B.

Historical background



Born of the terrible winter 1870/1871 and the Prussian siege of the capital, the City is the latest workers' revolution. The capital had many workers appeared at the economic development of the Second Empire. During the Prussian siege, people demand the election of a City in October 1870. Insurrectionary attempts in late October and then in January 1871 while the opposition is growing between the capital and the conservative National Assembly elected in February and based in Bordeaux. On March 1, the Prussians marched into Paris. 18, the National Guard rebellion and insurrection is spreading in Paris, a city council called Paris Commune was elected while the Thiers government evacuated the capital. In April, the fighting starts between the regular troops of Versailles and 20 to 30,000 fighters of the Commune. In early May, the regular troops MacMahon won many victories then enter Paris on May 21 During a week of heavy fighting, the "bloody week", the forces of the Commune are repelled. Repression is ruthless and estimated at about 20,000 dead on the side of the Commune plus approximately 38,000 arrests.

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