That's a neat coin, Jim. The Standard Catalog of World Coins says that it was struck for the country of Haiti at 'Scovill Manufacturing Co', a private mint in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. There are other Haitian 5 centimes that have a portrait on the front, but with the same back. You can see that type at this CoinQuest link.
This page applies to the 'plain' variety without the portrait. They were struck in copper-nickel. Catalog values are shown below.
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $60
Apply the concepts on our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Jim, Thu, 20-Oct-2011 16:44:34 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 05-Dec-2013 02:38:11 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 30-Nov-2015 14:53:16 GMT
Requester description: 1904 The front of the coin has the date 1904 on the bottom and a number 5 in the center. The back of the coin reads: LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE surrounding a picture of a palm tree with cannons on each side.
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