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5 Francs

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1945-1952
Value 5 Francs (5)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 3.5 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 10-01-1966
References KM# 888b, Gad# 766, F# 339, Schön# 203b
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)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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
NOTE: It there is a Mintmark it is below the lowest of the seven ║ in the design.

Lettering:
RF
5
FRANCS
1947

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

Mint letters:
None = Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
B = Beaumont-le-Roger, Normandy, France
C = Castelsarassin, Midi-Pyrénées, France

where to look mint:



how to understand the difference between closed and opened "9":

at the left is closed and at the right is opened "9"

1950 date varieties:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1945  2.22 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1945  95,398,800 0.33 0.66 1.12 1.66 KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1945  1,100 Trial strike
1945 B 6,043,200 9.71 33.29 KM#888b.2 (open 9)
1945 C 2,208,114 31.07 16.64 KM#888b.3 (open 9)
1946  61,332,000 0.14 0.57 1.66 2.32 KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1946 B 13,360,400 2.04 5.55 22.19 KM#888b.2 (open 9)
1946 C 1,268,907 22.19 16.64 KM#888b.3 (open 9)
1947  0.99 0.39 0.55 1.43 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1947  46,575,600 0.13 0.65 1.11 1.66 2.94 KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1947 B 0.26 0.28 2.35 3.49 KM#888b.2 (closed 9)
1947 B 30,838,800 1.55 2.14 5.55 KM#888b.2 (open 9)
1948  55.48 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1948  104,473,600 2.22 4.72 5.89 KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1948 B KM#888b.2 (closed 9)
1948 B 28,046,800 63.80 KM#888b.2 (open 9)
1949  203,251,600 0.28 0.67 1.11 1.58 3.53 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1949  KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1949 B 48,414,000 0.44 1.46 2.00 2.55 KM#888b.2 (closed 9)
1950  128,371,600 0.63 1.11 1.11 2.60 1.20 2.68 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1950 B 28,952,000 3.33 11.10 KM#888b.2 (closed 9)
1952  4,000,000 38.83 55.48 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)

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