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French Coins3 of 491897 French 5 centimes5 Centimes. France 1918.
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    Posted 3 months ago

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    this is an old 10 francs year 1965.
    it is a very old and rare French coin, I have inherited from my grandpa.
    It is in very good condition.

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 3 months ago
      Nice ,,don’t forget to say “Franks-you “for the nice gift
      Thanks for the Francs ,,It would really become confusing
      if his name was Frank,, frankly speaking
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 months ago
      It’s a nice coin from a nice grandpa but I recall 1965 pretty clearly since I was a Freshman in High School that year. I guess I’m getting pretty old!
    3. keramikos, 3 months ago
      Watchsearcher, We is all old. };-)

      mrsaikaly, Beautiful, but are you sure that it's rare? Does it have some unusual feature?

      Here is a relatively modern ten franc piece, "relatively modern" being defined as newer than somebody like me who is not quite as old as dirt, but older than your ten franc coin:

      Scroll down at the Numista site for more information about the 1964-1973 ten franc coins, including some statistics (I'd excerpt it here, but the CW S&T software would reformat it, rendering it unintelligible).

      Apparently, a rather small percentage of 1965 ten franc coins have an accent mark over the "E." Presumably, they're referring to some of the "E" characters in the motto, "Liberté, égalité, fraternité," or "République française."

      Your ten franc coin probably isn't rare per se, but cherish it for what it means to you: something that reminds you of your grandfather. <3
    4. mrsaikaly mrsaikaly, 3 months ago
      thanks for your comments.
      As it seems a 66 years old French coin isn't rare as I thought it is,
      But wait for my second post will be the 10 Constantinople year 1277
      I hope that will be considered rare
      thank you again
    5. keramikos, 3 months ago
      mrsaikaly, You're welcome. :-)

      I hope you weren't offended by my comments. Tone tends to get lost in text, and I was indeed joking to some extent, but it was mostly about myself.

      Many CW S&T users are people 'of a certain age,' to paraphrase the French, and I'm pretty sure I'm not even close to being the oldest. >8-0

      FYI, you prompted me to pry the stopper out of the piggy bank where I keep all of my non-U.S. coins.

      I actually didn't find any ten franc coins. What I did find was two twenty franc coins, one from 1963, and the other from 1971:
    6. IVAN49 IVAN49, 3 months ago
      1277 Hijri year is Gregorian 1861.
    7. keramikos, 3 months ago
      IVAN49, Yeah, I worked that one out myself, but I thought I'd wait until I saw the actual coin.

      As to the coins of my own that I mentioned in the comments on this post, they're not twenty francs, but rather twenty centimes. >8-0

      Let's see if I can get by with only one senior moment today, huh?
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 months ago
      I live in a mixed currency culture. When we went to the € Euro, we were confused about what to call the change. Centimes, cents, pfennigs, etc., so we started calling them urinates or urinals.

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