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25 Centimes

25 Centimes -  obverse 25 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1904-1908
Value 25 Centimes (0.25)
Metal Nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape 22-sided
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 10-01-1933
References KM# 856, Gad# 364, F# 169
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

Obverse

Laureate liberty head left

Lettering:
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
A.PATEY

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

Henri Auguste Jules Patey was a French sculptor, medallist and coin engraver.

Reverse

Axe with branches

Lettering:
25
CENTIMES
1904

Engraver: Henri-Auguste Patey

Henri Auguste Jules Patey was a French sculptor, medallist and coin engraver.

Edge

22-sided

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Comments

The axe is within a bundle of rods, combined known as a fasces. In Roman times these were carried by lictors who delivered justice. In crowd control the rods were used for corporal punishment (beatings), and the axe was for capital punishment (beheadings).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1904  16,000,000 0.90 1.12 1.12 2.82 (fr) F. 169/1
1904  Essai, without marks
1905  8,000,000 0.84 2.25 3.42 (fr) F. 169/2
1908 ESSAI Essai

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