France 1929 25 centimes

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a common date of a series struck in France 1917-37 during and after World War One. It superseded a 25 centimes struck in nickel 1914-17. During the war, the five and ten centimes denominations were also switched to this Lindauer design with the hole. This coin is very common in circulated condition but hard to find choice.

Recorded mintage: 12,887,322[1].

Specification: 5 g, copper-nickel, 24 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by E. E. Lindauer (1869-1942).

Catalog reference: F.170/13, KM 867a.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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