5 Centimes

5 Centimes -  obverse5 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-2001
Value 5 Centimes (0.05 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
Number N# 2
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 125,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 175,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Schön# 228,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 933,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
GEM# 22.11
Michel Taillard, Michel Arnaud; 2014. Essais Monétaires et Piéforts Français 1870-2001. Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Marianne in left profile wearing the Phrygian cap of liberty, a national emblem of France, is surrounded with the lettering: "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" (French Republic)

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
LAGRIFFOUL

Engraver: Henri Lagriffoul

Henri-Albert Lagriffoul was a French sculptor who won the Prix de Rome in 1932. His work is displayed in many public spaces in France. His head of "Marianne" appeared on the French coins from 1962–66. He also competed in the art competitions at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Reverse

The face value is surrounded with a wheat ear, an olive branch and the French motto: "LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATERNITE" (liberty, equality, fraternity)

Lettering:
A.DIEUDONNE
LIBERTE·EGALITE
·FRATERNITE·
5
CENTIMES
1986

Engraver: Adrien Dieudonné

Adrien Dieudonne (1912-1982) is a medallist who authored the reverse of the French 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents minted from 1962.

Edge

Smooth

5 Centimes -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Different privy marks throughout mintages:
Owl 1958-74 Raymond Joly
Dolphin 1975-94 Rousseau
Bee 1994-2000 Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe 2001 Gérard Buquoy

Trial strike

Source : CGB&Eagle68

The distinction of three or four folds is done at the shirt collar (at neck).


Different bee mintmark positions on the 1997 coin


Position of the dolphin mintmark by year

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  4 128 1.9% Essai
1966  502 519 171 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.24 0.30 0.19 0.24 47% owl mark
1967  11 747 305 0.09 0.19 2.97 5.42 13% owl mark
1968  110 398 000 0.07 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.20 0.28 0.32 26% owl mark
1969  94 961 050 0.06 0.07 0.13 0.13 0.30 0.50 24% owl mark
1970  58 910 000 0.07 0.06 0.12 0.15 0.28 1.07 20% owl mark
1971  93 202 000 0.05 0.07 0.08 0.21 0.23 0.14 4.75 23% owl mark
1972  100 530 000 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.24 0.33 0.66 25% owl mark
1973  100 423 000 0.07 0.19 0.15 0.12 0.30 4.44 2.65 22% owl mark
1974  103 988 811 0.06 0.11 0.12 0.18 0.30 0.39 3.56 27% owl mark
1975  95 887 011 0.05 0.12 0.12 0.24 0.30 1.32 2.56 23% dolphin mark
1976  148 430 711 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.15 0.18 5.66 27% dolphin mark
1977  115 310 011 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.28 0.42 1.78 25% dolphin mark
1978  189 828 011 0.07 0.08 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.50 2.37 29% dolphin mark
1979  180 040 511 0.12 0.06 0.12 0.14 0.18 1.19 3.13 30% dolphin mark
1980  180 010 011 0.07 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.20 0.21 4.75 28% dolphin mark
1981  135 000 011 0.02 0.04 0.12 0.13 0.17 0.88 4.75 24% dolphin mark
1982  138 002 511 0.07 0.08 0.12 0.12 0.17 2.62 4.20 26% dolphin mark
1983  132 000 972 0.06 0.07 0.12 0.13 0.21 3.13 3.56 27% dolphin mark
1984  150 002 447 0.07 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.14 2.37 5.93 25% dolphin mark
1985  170 010 511 0.14 0.15 0.18 0.27 2.37 4.75 27% dolphin mark
1986  280 008 011 0.02 0.11 0.12 0.21 0.25 2.09 1.59 34% dolphin mark
1987  309 995 967 0.12 0.14 0.18 0.24 0.44 0.71 35% dolphin mark
1988  200 002 576 0.04 0.09 0.17 0.18 0.30 1.01 0.89 27% dolphin mark
1989  95 449 11.87 14.24 21.36 22.55 3% dolphin mark
1990  80 002 011 0.11 0.14 0.24 0.24 3.56 3.04 23% dolphin mark
1991  49 992 011 0.12 0.07 0.30 0.36 7.12 14% dolphin mark
1991  6 232 23.73 0.5% dolphin mark, Proof
1991  2 500 0.12% Medal alignment
1992  179 976 011 0.05 0.12 0.24 0.59 1.19 21% dolphin mark, 3 folds
1992  0.12 0.19 0.17 1.19 1.19 14% dolphin mark, 4 folds
1992  4 938 0.6% dolphin mark, 4 folds, Proof
1992  2 582 0.14% Medal alignment
1993  154 968 011 0.07 0.12 0.18 0.30 2.37 22% dolphin mark, 3 folds
1993  3.66 5.93 7.12 59.33 3% dolphin mark, 4 folds
1993  5 309 0.4% dolphin mark, Proof
1993  2 898 0.19% Medal alignment
1994  59 979 768 0.12 0.18 0.17 0.26 3.56 8.31 20% bee mark, 3 folds
1994  60 000 000 0.06 0.18 0.59 0.27 3.56 0.59 13% dolphin mark, 3 folds
1994  4 566 0.5% dolphin mark, 4 folds, Proof
1995  129 976 011 0.06 0.04 0.17 0.18 0.25 2.37 0.43 20% bee mark, 3 folds
1995  4 796 29.67 0.6% bee mark, 4 folds, Proof
1996  0.06% (fr) F. 125/38 var. - 3 plis, BE
1996  139 990 013 0.07 0.05 0.18 0.24 0.27 4.15 1.51 24% bee mark, 3 folds
1996  0.23 0.12 0.24 0.23 3.56 0.59 13% bee mark, 4 folds
1996  5 319 0.8% bee mark, 4 folds, Proof
1997  0.07% (fr) F. 125/xx var. - BE, 3 plis
1997  199 995 013 0.07 0.12 0.18 0.18 1.78 1.04 21% bee mark, 4 folds, close to "R"
1997  6 436 14.24 0.6% bee mark, 4 folds, Proof
1998  0.07% (fr) F. 125/xx var. - BE, 3 plis
1998  300 084 000 0.07 0.11 0.21 0.20 0.24 1.06 0.93 29% bee mark, 4 folds
1998  7 404 1.3% bee mark, 4 folds, Proof
1999  25 500 11.87 1.0% bee mark
1999  10 000 0.2% bee mark, 3 folds, Proof
2000  100 500 11.87 1.4% bee mark
2000  15 000 23.73 0.3% bee mark, 3 folds, Proof
2001  125 000 14.24 13.53 2% horseshoe mark
2001  35 000 14.24 0.6% horseshoe mark, 3 folds, Proof

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