Advertisement

France 5 and 10 Centimes  1898 to 1921
France 5 and 10 Centimes 1898 to 1921

Wow, Karen, what a gorgeous copper coin! They sure knew how to design coins back then.

[Aside: The US had 50 chances to design great looking coins during the Statehood Quarter program, one coin for each state. Instead, the designs adhere to political correctness and they try to cover as many 'pet projects' as they can. All the designs stink, in my opinion! Not one of them holds a candle to this French coin. Ok, enough political commentary. Back to business!]

This pattern was used on both the 5 centimes and 10 centimes from 1898 to 1921. Most of these coins are low in value, but there are a few good ones. The listings below give catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page to correctly understand what 'catalog value' means -- it is an inflated value.

CINQ (5) CENTIMES BEFORE 1911:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4 US dollars
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $100
5 centimes dated 1903 and 1905 catalog near $20 in average circulated condition
5 centimes dated 900 (missing the '1') were probably produced by a common minting error -- they command a good premium, as high as $50 in average circulated condition

CINQ (5) CENTIMES 1911 AND AFTER:
worn: less than $1
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $16
5 centimes dated 1921 are rare and catalog at $400 in average circulated condition

DIX (10) CENTIMES BEFORE 1911:
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5 US dollars
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $50
10 centimes dated 1905 catalog at $50 in average circulated condition

DIX (10) CENTIMES 1911 AND AFTER:
worn 1911: less than $1
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $20
10 centimes dated 1921 catalog at $20 in average circulated condition

Since Karen describes her coin with 'gold coloring' it has probably been cleaned or polished with some type of corrosive substance. If so, its value to collectors goes to zero. Copper coins always tend to look gold or orange in color after a harsh cleaning.

NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Coin: 604 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Karen, Mon, 08-Jun-2009 23:53:28 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 27-Jun-2014 16:06:33 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 27-Jun-2014 16:03:43 GMT
Requester description: 1911 Lady with long hair on the front. Lady and child on the back.On the front it says Republique Francaise. On the back it says Liberte Egalite Fraternite 10 C 1911. Pretty good condition. Also, would like to know what it is made of. Thanks, Karen
Tags: france 5 10 centimes centime cmes lady woman hair child republique republic francaise liberte liberty egalite fraternite empress lsdy femal women female feminine womans females womens ladys princess girl ladies hairdo hairline childs children repub repbulique republik repcblique republicas reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republica rupublica repvbblica republika replucique rebublique repvblica replublica republka repvblique repbublic francaises francais french rf francie franciaise franciase fance francai fran fracaise liberity liberie fraternity baby seat hat cap headdress hood caps hooded

Leave comment
  

Advertisement

Advertisement
Buy gold & silver bullion

Advertisement

Copyright 2009 to 2014 CoinQuest.com
all rights reserved.
Thu, 18-Sep-2014 03:37:57 GMT, unknown: 2679012