Essai in maillechort of the 5 centimes (1938), essai in hollow

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LIBERTÉÉGALITÉ _ FRATERNITÉ / 5 – Cmes _ Essai _ (privy mark) – (privy mark) _ (year)

R – F

Transformed photo of a coin sold by (erasure of spots for better visual rendering of the original result), link to the sale and their website:,fmd_314657,a.html.

Année Atelier G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
1 1938ESSAI - - - 300 400 -

This coin does not seem to exist in a state of conservation inferior to MS 63.

If you have a more worn copy than the known minimum conservation state, remove aproximately 30 percent for each lower conservation state.