1 Centime 5th republic

1 Centime (5th republic) - obverse1 Centime (5th republic) - reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1961-2001
Value 1 Centime (0.01 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Stainless steel
Weight 1.65 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17 February 2005
Number
N#
1
References F# 106,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 91 / 91b,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Schön# 225,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
KM# 928,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
GEM# 4.6 / 4.8 / 4.12 / 4.13
Michel Taillard, Michel Arnaud; 2014. Essais Monétaires et Piéforts Français 1870-2001. Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

An ear of wheat is surrounded with the cursive lettering: "république française" (French Republic).
Some pieces have a rim (an outgrowth of metal) at the bottom of the the high curve on the right leaf of the ear.
A.G.M.M. (Gravure des Monnaies et Médailles) mark at 6h25.

Script: Latin (cursive)

Lettering: république française

Translation: french republic

Designer: Marcel Guilleminet

Reverse

The number "1" is surrounded with date and the cursive lettering: "centime".

Script: Latin (cursive)

Lettering:
1985
1
centime

Designer: Marcel Guilleminet

Edge

Smooth

1 Centime (5th republic) -  obverse

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Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Marks

Owl Raymond Joly, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1958-1974)
Dolphin Émile Rousseau, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1974-1994)
Bee Pierre Rodier, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1994-2000)
Horseshoe Gérard Buquoy, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2000-2002)

Comments

Different privy marks throughout mintages :
Owl 1958-1974 Raymond Joly
Dolphin 1975-1993 Emile Rousseau
Bee 1994-2000 Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe 2001 Gérard Buquoy


The ledge results from a break, caused by a physical phenomenon associating the hardness of the stainless steel blank, the positioning of the right leaf of the cob and the depth of the engraving, all of which makes the resistance of the monetary die fragile at this level. The position of the leaf blocking the radiant thrust during the crushing of the metal and its displacement during the striking leads to rapid deterioration of the tools. This is the reason why for each year there are pieces without break at the beginning of the use of the die and pieces with break during the striking process. It is therefore not different dies but a simple manufacturing defect
Source: Le Franc 2019, p. 1022


Trial strike

Eagle68

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  Owl 64 0.6% <
1961  Owl $ 160 0.4% trial Strike
1962  Owl 34 200 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.41 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 42% <
1963  Owl 16 811 000 $ 0.21 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 19% <
1964  Owl 22 679 600 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.21 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 37% <
1965  Owl 47 834 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.53 33% <
1966  Owl 19 695 259 $ 0.21 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 0.59 28% <
1967  Owl 52 310 217 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.27 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 40% <
1968  Owl 40 893 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.47 $ 0.47 $ 0.87 $ 0.87 39% <
1969  Owl 35 436 050 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 35% <
1969  Owl $ 9.90 $ 9.90 5% long "9"
1970  Owl 29 610 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 33% <
1971  Owl 3 082 000 $ 2.70 $ 3.20 $ 3.60 $ 4.20 5% <
1972  Owl 1 015 000 $ 0.25 $ 6.60 $ 6.60 $ 6.60 3% <
1973  Owl 1 806 000 $ 1.10 $ 3.20 $ 4.20 $ 5.30 6% <
1974  Owl Photo 7 948 811 $ 3.30 $ 3.30 $ 3.30 $ 7.90 $ 7.90 8% <
1975  Dolphin 772 011 $ 2.10 $ 3.20 $ 6.00 $ 6.00 5% <
1976  Dolphin 4 485 711 $ 1.60 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 $ 2.10 7% <
1977  Dolphin 6 425 011 $ 1.10 $ 2.10 $ 2.40 $ 2.40 7% <
1978  Dolphin 1 342 011 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 5% <
1979  Dolphin 2 212 511 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 $ 2.30 $ 2.50 6% <
1980  Dolphin 60 000 $ 11 $ 21 3% in Sets only
1981  Dolphin 50 011 $ 6.40 $ 9.70 $ 11 2% <
1982  Dolphin 68 911 $ 5.30 $ 11 $ 11 3% <
1983  Dolphin 100 972 $ 4.20 $ 9.20 $ 9.20 3% <
1984  Dolphin 50 847 $ 9.60 $ 13 $ 16 1.8% <
1985  Dolphin 20 511 $ 16 $ 28 $ 42 1.4% <
1986  Dolphin 15 000 $ 96 1.0% in Sets only
1987  Dolphin 92 967 $ 2.10 $ 3.70 $ 4.20 $ 11 3% <
1988  Dolphin 95 576 $ 3.90 $ 3.90 $ 5.30 $ 11 3% <
1989  Dolphin 94 449 $ 3.20 $ 5.30 $ 15 4% <
1990  Dolphin 15 011 $ 0.16 $ 32 $ 110 1.3% <
1991  Dolphin 2 511 0.4% <
1991  Dolphin 2 500 0.3% medal alignment
1991  Dolphin 6 232 0.2% Proof
1992  Dolphin 65 011 $ 5.40 2% <
1992  Dolphin 2 698 0.2% medal alignment
1992  Dolphin 4 938 0.3% Proof
1993  Dolphin 21 307 $ 8.50 $ 17 1.6% <
1993  Dolphin 3 095 0.2% medal alignment
1993  Dolphin 5 309 0.2% Proof
1994  Bee Dolphin 10 000 $ 32 $ 110 1.2% <
1994  Dolphin 4 566 0.2% dolphin mark, Proof
1995  Bee 19 011 $ 16 1.4% <
1995  Bee 4 796 $ 16 0.3% Proof
1996  Bee 17 013 $ 17 1.0% <
1996  Bee 5 319 0.2% Proof
1997  Bee 15 000 $ 40 1.0% in Sets only Brillant Uncirculated
1997  Bee 6 436 0.2% Proof
1998  Bee 25 000 $ 11 1.7% in Sets only Brillant Uncirculated
1998  Bee 7 404 0.4% Proof
1999  Bee 25 000 $ 11 1.6% in Sets only Brillant Uncirculated
1999  Bee 10 000 0.3% Proof
2000  Bee 50 000 $ 27 2% in Sets only Brillant Uncirculated
2000  Bee 15 000 $ 24 0.4% Proof
2001  Horseshoe 125 000 $ 5.30 4% in Sets only Brillant Uncirculated
2001  Horseshoe 35 000 $ 8.70 0.9% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime (5th republic)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 2803
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1974 Owl – < UNC Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime (5th republic)
Katz
Auction 82
Lot 1707
Internet Archive
May 13, 2023 1974 Owl – < F USD 14.87
(EUR 14.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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