5 Centimes

5 Centimes - obverse5 Centimes - reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 – Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Issuer France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1917-1920
Value 5 Centimes (0.05)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 3 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 24 November 1940
Number N# 700
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 865a,
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.
Gad# 169,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Schön# 193,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
F# 121
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.

Obverse

Monogram within wreath divided by the center hole, liberty cap above

Script: Latin

Lettering: R F

Unabridged legend: République française

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Edmond-Emile Lindauer

Reverse

Denomination divided by plant and the center hole, date at the bottom

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTÉ·ÉGALITÉ
FRATERNITÉ
5CMES
1917

Translation:
Liberty Equality
Brotherhood
5 Centimes
1920

Engraver: Edmond-Emile Lindauer

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Paris, France (600-1973)
Mintmark of Paris

Mark

torch Henri-Auguste-Jules Patey, General coin engraver, Paris (1896-1930)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1917  torch 10 453 389 $ 0.22 $ 0.86 $ 1.70 $ 4.00 $ 17 $ 20 29% F. 121/1
1918  torch 33 591 616 $ 0.12 $ 0.22 $ 0.48 $ 0.96 $ 1.50 $ 1.90 $ 4.40 58% F. 121/2
1919  torch 43 847 770 $ 0.22 $ 0.27 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.20 50% F. 121/3
1920  torch 51 321 082 $ 0.22 $ 0.23 $ 0.49 $ 1.10 $ 2.10 $ 3.00 50% F. 121/4

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes
Katz
Auction 57
Lot 2572
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2022 1919 – F. 121/3 F USD 11.85
(EUR 11.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Centimes
Katz
Auction 79
Lot 357
Internet Archive
Mar 21, 2023 1920 – F. 121/4 UNC Unsold

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