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FEATURED ITEM - France - 1845 Silver Five (5) Francs - King Louis Phillipe I - Near Mint

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Item #: 1364

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1845 French Coin - 5 Francs - W mint mark (Town of Lille) - 37 mm coin
Silver coin over 175 years old
Edge lettering still sharp and clean
Condition (non grading service rating) - Near mint - lettering and imaging crisp and clean
Diameter - 37 mm (A Morgan silver dollar is 38.1 mm)
Obverse image - Head to the right of Louis-Philippe I wearing an oak crown, one of the ends of the ribbon which ties it behind the head returns to the lower part of the neck; signed DOMARD. F. below the neck against the rim.
Reverse image - in two lines, above the vintage, the whole in a wreath tied with a ribbon at its base, formed on the left of a laurel branch, on the right of an olive branch; below the node the different of General Engraver framed by the different of Director on the left and the mint letter on the right.

Obverse Legend - "Louis Phillipe I Roi Dey Francais"
Edge Legend (in relief) - "DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE" (God Protect France)

Not just an excellent world coin for a collection but a historical coin 3 years before the French Revolution and during the time of Alexandre Dumas. Nice silver coin in great condition!

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