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Title Cinq Sol bronze coin
Nationality French
Period 1792
Price £45.00

This coin was probably minted to commemorate the arrival of the Federes from Brest and Marseilles at the end of July 1792. It was issued by Monneron Freres of Paris and was valid currency in the Departements of Paris, Rhone, Loire, Gard (as stamped on the edge) at the time of the French Revolution.

According to the declaration on the reverse, this was exchangeable against a 50 Assignat note, the government currency based on forfeited church and aristo property.

On the obverse (the side with the figures), there is the logo 'Pacte Federatif', which commemorates the days in July when the paramilitary units of the Revolution were entertained by the Paris sections. The date at the bottom (14 JUILLET 1790) is the first festival of the Federation.

This is, I suspect, as much a political commemorative medal as an item of currency.

It measures 40mm across.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : French : 18th Century]

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[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Dear Chris, truncheon arrived safe and sound yesterday... what a beauty! I look forward to our next transaction.

C C, Australia, 18.09.2012

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