France 5 Francs  1933 to 1952
France 5 Francs 1933 to 1952

I like French coins. The designs are always interesting, artistic, and well done. This design is no exception.

This is a complicated series of coins. It runs from 1933 to 1952 with the same patterns on front and back, but several variations apply. Some coins are made out of nickel, others aluminum, and still others aluminum-bronze. Also, some coins have mint marks and others do not.

In general, for most coins except those noted below, here are approximate catalog values:

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $8

There are several special coins which are worth more, sometimes much more, than these general values. The following list shows catalog values for coins in well preserved condition.

1936: $1200 US dollars in well preserved condition
1937: $120 well preserved
1938 in nickel: $50
1938 in aluminum-bronze: $20
1939 in nickel: $2000
1939 in aluminum-bronze: $12
1945C in aluminum-bronze: $20
1945C in aluminum: $30
1946C in aluminum-bronze: $20
1946C in aluminum: $40
1947 in aluminum-bronze: $400
1948: $10
1948B: $100
1952: $100

If your coins does not appear in the 'special' list above, it is worth the general value shown above.

Coin: 1184 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Wed, 02-Sep-2009 02:14:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 12:36:59 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 11-Sep-2014 03:20:12 GMT
Requester description: 1945 RF 5 FRANCS francaise republiove
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i have a 1947 coin how much is it worth - k willis
It depends on the metal it is made of, as explained above. Find someone who is interested in coin collecting. He or she can tell you. - CoinQuest (Paul)

Hello i have a 1939 5 francs taht apears to be nikel
any ideas how to establish if really nikel and if authentic? its the right size and weight but both nikel and aluminium weightthe same! - Alexandra
Alexandra - Nickel is a ferromagnetic material. The best way to check is to put a magnet on it. If it sticks to the magnet is nickel. - CoinQuest (Andrei)

MIne is magnet atracted , 31 mm 12 grams 1939
Could it be a replica made with teh same metal(nikel) with the same weight and diameter?]thank u - Alexandra
Alexandra - it is hard to decide if the coin is authentic because is a lot of fake coin on the market: see this page (click here). It is important from who you bought the coin. If is a reliable dealer? It is best to check the authenticity at one of this company NGC, PCGS, ANACS or ICG or try to an experienced dealer. - CoinQuest (Andrei)

It's kind of a funny story my grandpa found this coin in 1994 in pocket of a jakket bought from a second-hand store with chlothes importeed from France
I checked the exact weight, measurments, density,and magnet
It has the density of nickel 8.9-9.0
Its magnet atracted
31 mm diamter
2 mm thick
12.08 Grams - Alexandra
Looks authentic but the best way to find is to grade and authentify this rare coin at one of this company NGC, PCGS, ANACS vs ICG. - CoinQuest (Andrei)

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