5 Francs

5 Francs -  obverse5 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1947
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 12 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 09-01-1949
Number N# 1189
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 337,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 761,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 888a
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 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

Mints

Paris, France (864-date)
C Castelsarrasin, France

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  10 144 400 24.20 18.15 17.55 9% KM# 888a.1
1939  0.2% Essai
1939  7.26 14.52 20.33 7.26 15% KM# 888a.1
1940  8 190 881 2.42 3.03 6.05 13.93 9.78 50% KM# 888a.1
1945  13 044 007 1.25 2.66 9.10 4.84 33% KM# 888a.2
1945 C 7.26 18.15 22.02 51.89 17.64 19% KM# 888a.3
1946  21 789 837 5.58 3.63 6.05 3.99 51% KM# 888a.2
1946 C 21.78 30.25 31.99 14% KM# 888a.3
1947  1.2% closed "9" - KM# 888a.2
1947  2 662 000 6.76 0.13 7% open "9" - KM# 888a.2

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