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Live auction - fmd_419484 - Essai de 5 francs 1871 VG.2731

Essai de 5 francs 1871  VG.2731 AU58
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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 1 600 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:59:27
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Essai de 5 francs
Date: 1871
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37,60 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 24,88 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Traces de frottement (rayures) derrière la nuque
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : HENRI V ROI - DE FRANCE.
Obverse description : Tête âgée et barbue de Henri V à gauche ; signature CAPEL F..


Reverse legend : 5 - F // (LIS) 1871 ESSAI.
Reverse description : Écu de France couronné entre deux branches d'olivier.

Historical background

HENRI V Comte de Chambord


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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