5 Centimes

5 Centimes - obverse5 Centimes - reverse

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Features

Issuer 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-nickel (92% Copper, 6% Aluminium, 2% Nickel)
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17 February 2002
Number
N#
2
References F# 125,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 175,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Schön# 228,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
KM# 933,
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.
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)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
LAGRIFFOUL

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Henri Lagriffoul

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

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

Translation:
Liberty Equality
Brotherhood

Engraver: Adrien Dieudonné

Edge

Smooth

5 Centimes -  obverse

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Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Marks

Owl Raymond Joly, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1958-1974)
Dolphin Émile Rousseau, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1974-1994)
Bee Pierre Rodier, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1994-2000)
Horseshoe Gérard Buquoy, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2000-2002)

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 $ 70 1.6% F. 125/1, GEM#22.11 - Essai
1966  Owl 502 519 171 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.33 46% F. 125/2
1967  Owl 11 747 305 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 2.10 $ 2.50 $ 9.70 13% F. 125/3
1968  Owl 110 398 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.25 $ 0.30 25% F. 125/4
1969  Owl 94 961 050 $ 0.05 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.24 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 24% F. 125/5
1970  Owl 58 910 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.23 $ 0.66 $ 5.30 20% F. 125/6
1971  Owl 93 202 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.09 $ 0.17 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 4.20 22% F. 125/7
1972  Owl 100 530 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.37 $ 0.58 24% F. 125/8
1973  Owl 100 423 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.27 $ 0.98 $ 2.40 22% F. 125/9
1974  Owl 103 988 811 $ 0.09 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 2.10 26% F. 125/10
1975  Dolphin 95 887 011 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 2.30 22% F. 125/11
1976  Dolphin 148 430 711 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.16 $ 0.28 $ 3.70 26% F. 125/12
1977  Dolphin 115 310 011 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.23 $ 0.37 $ 1.60 24% F. 125/13
1978  Dolphin 189 828 011 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.17 $ 0.37 $ 2.10 28% F. 125/14
1979  Dolphin 180 040 511 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 $ 1.10 $ 2.50 30% F. 125/15
1980  Dolphin 180 010 011 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.20 $ 2.10 28% F. 125/16
1981  Dolphin 135 000 011 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.59 $ 3.20 24% F. 125/17
1982  Dolphin 138 002 511 $ 0.08 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 2.30 $ 3.70 25% F. 125/18
1983  Dolphin 132 000 972 $ 0.05 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.19 $ 2.40 26% F. 125/19
1984  Dolphin 150 002 447 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 2.10 $ 5.30 25% F. 125/20
1985  Dolphin 170 010 511 $ 0.04 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.16 $ 0.20 $ 2.10 $ 4.20 26% F. 125/21
1986  Dolphin 280 008 011 $ 0.02 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 $ 0.85 $ 0.85 33% F. 125/22
1987  Dolphin 309 995 967 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.37 $ 0.48 34% F. 125/23
1988  Dolphin 200 002 576 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 0.34 $ 0.89 26% F. 125/24
1989  Dolphin 95 449 $ 3.20 $ 9.60 $ 9.60 $ 20 2% F. 125/25
1990  Dolphin 80 002 011 $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.19 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 22% F. 125/26
1991  Dolphin 49 992 011 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.21 $ 0.24 $ 3.70 13% F. 125/27
1991  Dolphin 6 232 $ 11 0.6% F. 125/27 var. - 4 folds - Proof
1991  Dolphin 2 500 0.15% F. 125/28 - Medal alignment - BU set
1992  Dolphin 179 976 011 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.42 $ 0.83 $ 0.83 20% F. 125/29 - 3 folds
1992  Dolphin $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 14% F. 125/30 - 4 folds
1992  Dolphin 4 938 0.6% F. 125/30 var. - 4 folds - Proof
1992  Dolphin 2 582 0.15% F. 125/31 - Medal alignment - BU set
1993  Dolphin 154 968 011 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.24 $ 1.10 $ 1.90 22% F. 125/32 - 3 folds
1993  Dolphin $ 2.20 $ 5.30 $ 6.40 3% F. 125/33 - 4 folds
1993  Dolphin 5 309 0.3% F. 125/33 var. - 4 folds - Proof
1993  Dolphin 2 898 0.16% F. 125/34 - Medal alignment - BU set
1994  Dolphin 60 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 13% F. 125/35 - 3 folds
1994  Bee 59 979 768 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 1.60 $ 1.80 19% F. 125/36 - 3 folds
1994  Dolphin 4 566 0.4% F. 125/xx var. - 4 folds - Proof
1995  Bee 129 976 011 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.15 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.38 19% F. 125/37 - 3 folds
1995  Bee 4 796 $ 27 0.6% F. 125/xx var. - 4 folds - Proof
1996  Bee 139 990 013 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 23% F. 125/38 - 3 folds
1996  Bee 0.14% F. 125/38 var. - 3 folds - Proof
1996  Bee $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 2.00 $ 2.00 13% F. 125/39 - 4 folds
1996  Bee 5 319 0.7% F. 125/39 var. - 4 folds - Proof
1997  Bee 199 995 013 $ 0.06 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 21% F. 125/40 - 4 folds, different positions of mintmark
1997  Bee 6 436 $ 13 0.6% F. 125/40 var. - 4 folds - Proof
1997  Bee 0.17% F. 125/xx var. - 3 folds - Proof
1998  Bee 300 084 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.83 $ 0.83 28% F. 125/41 - 4 folds; and F. 125/42 4 folds
1998  Bee 7 404 $ 7.40 1.2% F. 125/42 var. - 4 folds, Proof
1998  Bee 0.16% F. 125/xx var. - 3 folds, Proof
1999  Bee 25 500 $ 13 1.0% F. 125/43 - Proof
1999  Bee 10 000 $ 16 0.2% F. 125/43 var. - 3 folds - Proof
2000  Bee 100 500 $ 11 1.4% F. 125/44 - Proof
2000  Bee 15 000 $ 21 0.3% F. 125/44 var. - 3 folds - Proof
2001  Horseshoe 125 000 $ 9.40 $ 9.40 2% F. 125/45 - Proof
2001  Horseshoe 35 000 $ 12 0.6% F. 125/45 var. - 3 folds - Proof

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