1 Centime

1 Centime - obverse1 Centime - reverse

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Features

Issuer French Indochina
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1908-1939
Value 1 Centime (0.01 ICFP)
Currency Piastre (1880-1952)
Composition Bronze (95% Copper, 4% Tin, 1% Zinc)
Weight 5.0 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.26 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 5152
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 12.1,
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# 12.2,
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# 12.3,
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.
Schön# 16
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Lettering and denomination around allegorical figures, mintmark below in exergue.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
1
CENT
A

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Jean-Baptiste-Daniel Dupuis Read more on Wikipedia

Jean-Baptiste-Daniel Dupuis (1849-1899), also known as Daniel Dupuis, is a French painter, sculptor and medallist.

Reverse

Chinese script inside beaded circle, date below.

Scripts: Chinese, Latin

Lettering:
INDO-CHINE FRANÇAISE
 百
一 之
 分
· 1939 ·

Translation:
French Indochina
One one-Hundredth

Edge

Smooth

1 Centime -  obverse

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Mints

United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)
A Paris, France (864-date)
Thunderbolt Société Française de Monnayage Poissy, France (1922-1927)

Comments

Mintmark is below EN of CENT. A is Paris, thunderbolt is Poissy, no mintmark is San Francisco.

Possibly a mule exists as 1930 with wing mintmark.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1908 A 3 000 000 4% KM# 12.1 (5g)
1909 A 5 000 000 $ 9.40 3% KM# 12.1
1910 A 7 703 000 $ 2.60 $ 3.70 $ 13 5% KM# 12.1
1911 A 15 234 000 $ 2.60 $ 3.70 $ 16 8% KM# 12.1 (5g 20)
1912 A 17 027 000 $ 0.52 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 10% KM# 12.1
1913 A 3 945 000 4% KM# 12.1
1914 A 11 026 799 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 $ 2.60 10% KM# 12.1
1916 A 1 311 570 2% KM# 12.1
1917 A 9 761 559 $ 1.00 $ 5.70 $ 7.10 8% KM# 12.1
1918 A 2 371 528 4% KM# 12.1
1919 A 9 147 572 $ 3.90 $ 3.90 7% KM# 12.1
1920  13 290 000 $ 2.40 $ 5.10 9% KM# 12.2 without mintmark
1920 A 18 305 304 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 11% KM# 12.1
1921  1 710 000 1.9% KM# 12.2 without mintmark (5.45g)
1921 A 14 271 854 $ 3.60 $ 3.80 8% KM# 12.1
1922  9 475 520 $ 1.20 $ 3.60 12% KM# 12.3 thunderbolt mintmark
1922 A 8 850 117 $ 5.60 8% KM# 12.1
1923  35 524 280 $ 0.30 $ 1.30 $ 3.10 $ 6.20 $ 6.20 21% KM# 12.3 thunderbolt mintmark (5.07g)
1923 A 1 079 468 2% KM# 12.1
1926 A 11 672 270 $ 3.10 $ 3.10 11% KM# 12.1
1927 A 3 327 730 4% KM# 12.1
1930 A 4 682 208 $ 6.20 8% KM# 12.1
1930 A 0.06% Monnaie de Paris (wing)
1931 A 5 317 591 5% Monnaie de Paris (torch) KM# 12.1
1931 A 3% Monnaie de Paris (wing) KM# 12.1
1937 A 8 901 992 $ 1.20 $ 2.10 $ 2.80 $ 5.70 $ 5.70 12% KM# 12.1
1938 A 15 499 000 $ 0.92 $ 3.60 $ 4.20 $ 5.50 $ 7.40 28% KM# 12.1
1939 A 17 589 000 $ 1.20 $ 3.30 $ 5.40 $ 9.40 20% KM# 12.1

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 Centime
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232225
Lot 64440
Internet Archive
Jun 16, 2022 1908 A – KM# 12.1 (5g) UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 89.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 Centime
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231951
Lot 63269
Internet Archive
Dec 19, 2019 1917 A – KM# 12.1 UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 CentimePicture 1 of a sold 1 Centime
Heritage Auctions
2022 October 2 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61290
Lot 99300
Internet Archive
Oct 2, 2022 1938 A – KM# 12.1 UNC
(NGC MS63 Brown)
USD 264.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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