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France 5, 10, 20, and 25 Centimes  1914 to 1945
France 5, 10, 20, and 25 Centimes 1914 to 1945

Interesting coin, Blah. The hole adds character (sort of). The big RF stands for 'Republic Francaise' the French Republic, and 'Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite' means Liberty, Equality, and Brotherhood.

These coins come in four denominations, 5, 10, 20, and 25 centimes. Most of them you see are in poor condition and carry low value. As always, coins in fully uncirculated condition are worth much more than circulated coins. There are a few *good dates* listed below.

Here is a run-down of approximate catalog values in US dollars for these coins.

5 CENTIMES
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: about $1 US dollar
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $8
coins dated 1914 are very rare and are worth 100s of dollars
coins dated 1927 are worth about $15 in avearge circulated condition

10 CENTIMES
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: about $1 US dollar
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $8
coins dated 1914 are very rare and are worth 100s of dollars
coins dated 1917 and 1928 are worth about $20 in avearge circulated condition

During the years of World War II, the 20 centime coin was issued without the large RF and an Etat Francaise (the French State) inscription. These were issed in zinc and iron.

20 (vingt) CENTIMES with Etat Francaise
worn: $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $30
coins dated 1944 are worth about $50 in average circulated condition

20 CENTIMES with large RF, dated 1945 and 1946
worn: $5 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $60
coins with B mint marks are worth 100s of dollars
coins with C mint marks are worth 10s of dollars

25 CENTIMES with large RF
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: about $1 US dollar
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $8
coins dated 1914 and 1915 are worth about $12 in average circulated condition
coins dated 1916 and 1917 are worth about $100 in avearge circulated condition
coins dated 1936 and 1940 are worth about $20 in average circulated condition

All the values above are catalog values. Use our Important Terminology link to convert these values to actual buy and sell figures.

Coin: 712 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: blah, Wed, 24-Jun-2009 11:14:49 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 13-May-2013 12:43:31 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Mon, 15-Apr-2013 01:30:31 GMT
Requester description: THED WRITING SAYS LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE
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