I bought this trench art lighter, but don't know the coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by edteach, Mar 30, 2024.

  1. edteach

    edteach Well-Known Member

    I think it could be French. DSC00394.JPG DSC00395.JPG DSC00396.JPG DSC00397.JPG DSC00398.JPG
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  3. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Looks like a French 5 centimes. This style would have been circulating during World War 1.
  4. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Wow, what a piece of history. The museum at Arras would be salivating.
  5. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I think it’s the 10 because of the size but same design
  6. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    Here's what the 10 centimes coin looks like:

    France 10 centimes 1917
    Bronze, 30.0 mm, 10.0 gm

  7. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    Does the lighter work? I'd like to see it with a flame. Looks like it needs fluid and maybe a flint.
  8. edteach

    edteach Well-Known Member

    Thanks that is the coin I think. From the size I measured it looks and fits the size for the 10. The flint is either missing or its expanded and needs to be cleaned. The wheel spins free. I am having a hard time removing the wheel assembly. Most were friction fit. I tried to unscrew it in-case it has threads. Maybe a bit of break free and let it set a few days.
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