France 1 Centime and 5 Centimes  1961 to 2001
France 1 Centime and 5 Centimes 1961 to 2001

I call this design elegant. I like it. Some people, I'm sure, would dismiss it as too simple.

These coins are made of chrome plated stainless steel. The 5 centimes denomination ran only from 1961 to 1964, but the 1 centime ran all the way to 2001, when Euro coinage took over in France. Then, in 2000 and 2001, France issued 1 centime coins in gold. Those are worth a lot more than 1 centime.

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1

Coins dated after 1986 did not enter circulation and were sold only in sets. These are worth a tad more, $2 fully uncirculated.

The gold centimes contain 0.0603 troy ounces of gold. They are worth their gold value (look it up), plus a few more dollars if in superb condition.

Coin: 17861 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: RGH, Thu, 18-Sep-2014 21:38:07 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 19-Sep-2014 13:06:06 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 05-Jun-2017 13:03:51 GMT
Requester description: a big number 1 on one side and some type of corn on the other
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