The 1858 5 Francos was the first crown struck by Ecuador after adopting the French Decimal standard in 1857. Due to a massive earthquake that struck Quito and destroyed the mint, only few of these coins were produced during a one year period. Letting this beautiful coin go for a steal of a price. This my friends, would be the centerpiece of any collection, and a dream to own. The coin itself is in magnificent shape considering the age.
Some minor flaws are evident and slight fading. This coin would grade extremely high. Please view photos for more on condition, please ignore any glare caused by the plastic covering the coin. Thank you for looking, please view my other listings. Please continue reading for additional details on this truly magnificent coin.Obverse Lettering: PODER EN LA CONSTITUCION 1858. Reverse Lettering: REPUBLICA DEL ECUADOR 5 F QUITO G.
Designed by local Ecuadorian artist Emilia Rivadaneira as marked with small capital letters E. The item "ECUADOR Silver 1858 GJ Quito Mint 5 Francos coin KM 39 EXTREMELY RARE WORLD COIN" is in sale since Thursday, January 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\South America\Ecuador".
The seller is "starwarsactionfiguresandlego" and is located in Colts Neck, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.