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5 Francs

5 Francs -  obverse 5 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1947
Value 5 Francs (5)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 12 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 09-01-1949
References KM# 888a, Gad# 761, F# 337
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 head left

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
A. LAVRILLIER

Engraver: André-Marie Lavrillier

André-Marie Lavrillier, born on May 7, 1885 in Paris, and died in 1958, is a French engraver-medalist, winner of the Prix de Rome in 1914.

Reverse

Denomination above date within sectioned wreath

Lettering:
RF
5
FRANCS
1945
C

Engraver: André-Marie Lavrillier

André-Marie Lavrillier, born on May 7, 1885 in Paris, and died in 1958, is a French engraver-medalist, winner of the Prix de Rome in 1914.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

KM# 888a.1: Coin struck for Colonial use in Algeria.
KM# 888a.2: Coin struck for Colonial use in Africa.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1938  10,144,400 15.45 closed "9" - KM# 888a.1
1939  22.19 77.68 closed "9" - KM# 888a.1
1939 ESSAI Essai
1940  8,190,881 3.61 5.55 22.19 closed "9" - KM# 888a.1
1945  13,044,007 14.93 51.50 open "9" - KM# 888a.2
1945 C 11.69 22.19 99.88 KM# 888a.3
1946  21,789,837 3.33 7.77 3.91 open "9" - KM# 888a.2
1946 C 19.98 26.63 KM# 888a.3
1947  2,662,000 open "9" - KM# 888a.2

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