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France Old Coin Jewelry (Mounted in jewelry)
France Old Coin Jewelry (Mounted in jewelry)

Brian sent us this picture of his jewelry-mounted 5 franc coin from France. You can see in the picture that the gold coin has been soldered directly to the mounting hardware. This renders the coin of no value to coin collectors. They are such a finicky bunch! They will not stand for any type of damage to their coins. Even the scratch on Napoleon's face would be enough damage to turn most collectors totally off.

Since the coin is gold, all is not lost. The piece still has value. There is the intrinsic value of gold in the coin. The catalogs report 0.0467 troy ounces of gold in this coin. At the current gold 'spot' value (use kitco.com to find value today) of $1090 US dollars per troy ounce, the value computes to 0.0467 x 1090 = $51 per coin.

If you have a coin mounted as jewelry, take it to a jeweler for an in-person appraisal. It is not a collectible coin, so taking it to a coin dealer will yield a low price.

Coin: 3010 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Brian Addy, Wed, 10-Feb-2010 13:30:03 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 30-Sep-2013 01:50:17 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 08-May-2015 00:10:42 GMT
Requester description: 1854 Napoleon III Emperer Empire Francais 5 Francs
Tags: france jewelry mounted horse gaul francaises francais french rf francaise francie franciaise franciase francai fran fracaise pendant bevel broach neckless pendent encased necklace jewel brooch pin bracelet jeweler bezel mountie mount equestrian rider pony horsehead riding horseman ride horseback horses equestres stallion napoleon iii emperer emperor empire 5 francs franc napolean napoleonic napoleone napoleanic emp imperator empereur empress imperatore emperuer emporer emperur emperio emperado emperador empreradur emperator imperat impire franks frank fancs

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