5 Francs

5 Francs - obverse5 Francs - reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944-1946)
Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1947
Value 5 Francs
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 12 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.30 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 27 May 1950
Number N# 1189
References F# 337,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 761,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 888a.1,
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.
KM# 888a.2,
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.
KM# 888a.3
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.

Obverse

Laureate head left

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
A. LAVRILLIER

Engraver: André-Henri Lavrillier Read more on Wikipedia

André-Henri 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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
RF
5
FRANCS
1945
C

Engraver: André-Henri Lavrillier Read more on Wikipedia

André-Henri 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

Mintmark of Paris Paris, France (600-1973)
C Castelsarrasin, France (?-1946)

Mark

wing Lucien Bazor, General coin engraver, Paris (1931-1958)

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  wing 10 144 400 $ 5.40 $ 10 $ 10 9% KM# 888a.1
1939  wing 250 0.2% Essai
1939  wing $ 12 $ 13 $ 13 15% KM# 888a.1
1940  wing 45 842 000 $ 2.10 $ 2.70 $ 3.20 $ 6.40 49% KM# 888a.1
1945  wing 13 044 007 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 7.00 $ 7.00 32% KM# 888a.2
1945 C wing $ 8.50 $ 15 $ 15 18% KM# 888a.3
1946  wing 21 789 837 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 $ 4.40 $ 4.40 $ 7.10 $ 7.10 49% KM# 888a.2
1946 C wing $ 11 $ 19 $ 19 13% KM# 888a.3
1947  wing 1.8% closed "9" - KM# 888a.2
1947  wing 2 662 000 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 9% open "9" - KM# 888a.2

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs
Katz
Auction 82
Lot 1700
Internet Archive
13 May 2023 1940 – KM# 888a.1 F USD 10.69
(EUR 10.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs
Katz
Auction 67
Lot 1140
Internet Archive
24 Sep 2022 1940 – KM# 888a.1 F Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs
Katz
Auction 57
Lot 2587
Internet Archive
19 Mar 2022 1940 – KM# 888a.1 F USD 13.89
(EUR 13.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs
Katz
Auction 79
Lot 373
Internet Archive
21 Mar 2023 Undetermined XF Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Francs
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 1149
Internet Archive
26 Jul 2022 Undetermined F USD 45.95
(EUR 43.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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