© thomasha (CC0)
Third Republic (1870-1940)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||25 Centimes (0.25)|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
|Demonetized||28 June 1933|
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.Gad# 364,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.KM# 856
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.
Laureate liberty head left. engraver's name in field to the left.
Axe with branches, denomination above, the date at the bottom.
|Paris, France (600-1973)|
|Henri-Auguste-Jules Patey, General coin engraver, Paris (1896-1930)|
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).
The full stop in the name of engraver is known in the position closer to center (in 1903 it is either closer to letter P (die 1) or to center (die 2). During coinage the thickness of the full stop varied and is not a variety. See different stages of the thickness:
Two main groups of the reverse are known.
Die A - all details larger and look closer to rim, the tail of numeral "5" wide.
Die B - all details smaller and look closer to center, the tail of numeral "5" narrow.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev.
2+B: 1904, 1905, 1908 probe.
|1904||0.8%||Essai, without marks|
|1904||16 000 000||$ 0.27||$ 1.00||$ 1.10||$ 1.10||$ 2.20||$ 11||$ 17||81%||F. 169/1|
|1905||8 000 000||$ 0.54||$ 1.10||$ 1.40||$ 2.20||$ 3.00||$ 3.00||52%||F. 169/2|
|1908||0.19%||F. 169/3 - Essai|
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|Jul 30, 2018||1904 – F. 169/1||
(+ buyer's premium)
|May 13, 2023||1905 – F. 169/2||F||Unsold|
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