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five centime coin
  • France
  • five centime coin, 1891
  • Where object was made: France
  • metal
  • Object Diameter: 2.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 1 in
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0258.07

This is a round copper-colored coin.

Side one depicts the profile of a woman, wearing her hair in a bun and a wreath of leaves and wheat. It is inscribed: "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE 1891."

Side two reads: "5 CENTIMES" written inside a laurel leaf wreath. "LIBERTY EGALITE FRATERNITE" is written around the perimeter.