Essai in maillechort of the 5 centimes (1887), signature L.MERLEY

Obverse legend
Reverse legend

LIBERTÉ – ÉGALITÉ – FRATERNITÉ _ (privy mark) ESSAI (privy mark) / 5 _ CENTIMES _ (mint)

RÉPUBLIQUE – (star) – FRANÇAISE _ (year)

beam left of the bust and olive branch on the right.

Photo of a coin sold by, link to the sale and their website:,fmd_426824,a.html.

Année Atelier G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
1 1887A - - - - 800 -

This coin does not seem to exist in a state of conservation inferior or superior 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. In the opposite case, you probably have the best known copy, as long as the coin is not sold, we can not know what price will be obtained in auction.