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5 Francs

5 Francs -  obverse 5 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1945-1952
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 766,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 339,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Schön# 203b
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  2.32 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1945  95,398,800 0.24 0.62 1.13 1.67 KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1945  1,100 Trial strike
1945 B 6,043,200 3.61 10.01 33.36 KM#888b.2 (open 9)
1945 C 2,208,114 22.24 16.68 KM#888b.3 (open 9)
1946  61,332,000 0.11 0.70 1.72 2.33 KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1946 B 13,360,400 0.82 5.56 22.24 KM#888b.2 (open 9)
1946 C 1,268,907 22.24 16.68 KM#888b.3 (open 9)
1947  0.71 0.39 0.56 1.43 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1947  46,575,600 0.13 0.08 0.56 1.11 1.67 2.95 KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1947 B 0.08 0.58 2.49 3.50 KM#888b.2 (closed 9)
1947 B 30,838,800 0.59 1.07 2.22 4.06 KM#888b.2 (open 9)
1948  55.61 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1948  104,473,600 2.22 5.00 5.91 KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1948 B KM#888b.2 (closed 9)
1948 B 28,046,800 80.63 KM#888b.2 (open 9)
1949  203,251,600 0.17 0.58 1.11 1.27 4.37 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1949  KM#888b.1 (open 9)
1949 B 48,414,000 0.06 1.27 2.00 2.56 KM#888b.2 (closed 9)
1950  128,371,600 0.63 0.84 1.11 2.55 1.86 2.69 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)
1950 B 28,952,000 2.19 11.12 KM#888b.2 (closed 9)
1952  4,000,000 38.92 55.61 KM#888b.1 (closed 9)

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