25 Centimes

25 Centimes -  obverse25 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1904-1908
Value 25 Centimes (0.25)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Icosidigonal (22-sided)
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 10-01-1933
Number N# 1161
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 169,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 364,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd 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, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Laureate liberty head left

Lettering:
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
A.PATEY

Translation:
French Republic
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

25 Centimes -  obverse

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).

Variety for 1904

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1904  0.8% Essai, without marks
1904  16 000 000 0.34 0.95 1.19 1.19 2.37 15.19 18.39 82% F. 169/1
1905  8 000 000 0.59 1.19 1.66 2.37 52% F. 169/2
1908  0.2% F. 169/3 - Essai

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