France 5 Francs 1800 to 1889
Hi Kendra -- I am not sure of the significance of the man and two women, but this pattern has been used on many French coins over the years, including L'AN 10 (the year 1802) and continuing through 1889.
Coin: 3540 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Kendra, Mon, 29-Mar-2010 21:12:19 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 24-Jun-2013 02:45:43 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Mon, 24-Jun-2013 02:38:13 GMT
Requester description: 1875 the device is a hercules like man with two women on each side. the women are holding hands across the man. Each woman is holding an object in the other hand. The left has a spear or maybe a flame on a long torch. The woman on the right has a triangle thing. The man is naked, except for a loincloth and has his arms on the womens' shoulders.The inscription says 'liberte egalite fraternite'. the other side inscription says ' republique francaise' and 5 francs 1875 with branches around it. The rim of the coin has the inscription ' dieu protecte la france' and stars inbetween the words.
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