France 5 and 10 Centimes 1898 to 1921
Wow, Karen, what a gorgeous copper coin! They sure knew how to design coins back then.
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 francaises francais french rf francaise francie franciaise franciase fance francai fran fracaise cmes lady woman hair front child republique republic liberte liberty egalite fraternite empress lsdy femal women female feminine womans girls females womens ladys princess girl ladies hairdo hairline childs children repub repbulique republik repcblique repuika republ republicas republicia reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republica rupublica repvbblica republika replucique rebublique repvblica replublica republicans republka repvblique repbublic liberate liberity libertad lybertad liberta liberdad liberie fraternity fratenite fraternit baby seat stool seated hat cap headdress hood caps hooded
I have this same coin from 1920 except that there is a hole drilled above the date. Does anyone know what that means? - Owen
People usually drill holes in coins so they can wear them on necklaces or bracelets. This ruins all coin collector value, as the coin has become jewelry. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I have a 10c Coin, But. When you look at the front with head the right way up and flips it so is the backside upside down. Are all coins made that way? Its from 1903. - Chrille
That is normal for this coin. - CoinQuest (Paul)
Thanks for the awnser. Going to clean it up. - Chrille.
Ok. Soap and hot water only. No polish or steel wool. Cleaning ruins value. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I have a coin like this with the woman and child, but nothing on the reverse side. It is completely smooth. Also the side with the woman and child has no words on it. They look faint and scratchy, and I can only tell they are words from researching the coin. It is from 1921. I'm wondering if it is a misprint or a souvenir of some kind. Any ideas? - Liz
Well, Liz, it is either an error coin or a damaged coin. Error coins encounter problems at the mint and are supposed to be caught by mint workers, but some get through to circulation. Damaged coins are messed up by people after they have left the mint. Error coins can be valuable. Damaged coins carry no value. We would need to see a picture of your coin to try to figure out error/damage status. If yow want to send pictures, start an e-mail exchange with CoinQuest using the 'Contact' button at the top of the home page. - CoinQuest (Paul)