1797 Cinq Centimes

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  1. MaryContrary

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    According to the paperwork that came with the coin:
    5 Centimes - Copper - 28mm - 1797
    Reverse: CINQ.CENTIMES.L'AN.5.BB
    Minted in Strasbourg-BB
    Engraver: Augustin Dupré for Obverse and Reverse

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  3. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    I think it's 1796. Year 5 of the French Republic. New government, might as well start the calendar over at year 1. And the Reign of Terror was over by then, so probably a good year.
    Search for your date, mintmark, and privy marks. Won't help with value, but whatever you paid for it would be a good value to assign.
    Neat coin.
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  4. MaryContrary

    MaryContrary Wanted By Coin Cops

    Thank you I will research it further. Thank you for your opinion and advice. Very much appreciated. :happy:
  5. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    The French Republic adopted a calendar setting Year 1 as beginning September 22, 1792, so year 2 would start Sept 22, 1793, etc. That means year 5 went from September 22, 1796, through September 21, 1797.
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  6. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    The BB mint mark indicates the Strasbourg mint.
  7. MaryContrary

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    That is great information Neal. Thank you so much.
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