1985 Republic Platinum Proof Piefort 5 Francs Proof 69

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Piedforts are closely associated with France where they can be traced back to the twelfth century. Throughout history, the pursuit of coin collecting was referred to as the hobby of kings as only the very wealthy could afford to assemble a collection for pleasure. Such was the prestige of owning a piedfort coin that demand grew which culminated in the 'droit de pied fort' (the right of piedfort).