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  • 25 Centimes 1913-1917, KM# 867, France
  • 25 Centimes 1913-1917, KM# 867, France

The French Third Republic was the system of government adopted in France from 1870 when the Second French Empire collapsed during the Franco-Prussian War until 1940 when France's defeat by Nazi Germany in World War II led to the formation of the Vichy government in France.

Engraver: Edmond-Emile Lindauer


Central hole divides letter R and F (Republique Française) below Phrygian cap with a decorated circle inside an oak wreath of 2 branches. Engraver's name below.

The Phrygian cap is a soft conical cap with the top pulled forward, associated in antiquity with several peoples in Eastern Europe and Anatolia, including Phrygia, Dacia, and the Balkans. In early modern Europe it came to signify freedom and the pursuit of liberty through a confusion with the pileus, the felt cap of manumitted (emancipated) slaves of ancient Rome. Accordingly, the Phrygian cap sometimes is called a liberty cap.



Denomination (MES underlined) divided by an olive plant and center hole, date below. The national motto of France (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) above.

Mintmark of the Paris Mint (Cornucopia) on the left and a privy mark of Chief Engraver (torch, Henri Auguste Patey, 1896-1930) on the right middle.

25 C-MES


25 Centimes

3rd Republic
KM# 867 Gadoury# 379
Material Nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Coin
Paris Mint (A)

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