5 Centimes

Features

Country French Equatorial Africa
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1943
Value 5 Centimes (0.05)
Currency CFA franc (1945-1960)
Composition Brass
Weight 1.4 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 3,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 1
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

French Republic monogram. A phrygian cap with a rosette.

Lettering:
RF
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANÇAISE

Engraver: Edmond-Emile Lindauer

Reverse

Motto of France, value, date, and motto of the government in London.

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE
FRATERNITE
5 CMES
1943
HONNEUR·PATRIE

Translation:
Freedom Equalty Brotherhood
5 Centimes
Honor Homeland

Engraver: Edmond-Emile Lindauer

Edge

Plain

Comments

This coin was never released for circulation. Few samples remain.
Minted in Pretoria.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1943  44,000,000

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