Obverse

Marianne in left profile wearing the Phrygian cap of liberty, a national emblem of France, is surrounded with the lettering: "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" (French Republic). The variation of three or four folds is done at the shirt collar (at neck).

Engraver: Henri Lagriffoul

REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
LAGRIFFOUL

Reverse

The facial value is surrounded with a wheat ear, an olive branch and the French motto: "LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATERNITE" (liberty, equality, fraternity).

Privy mark of mint's director:
Owl - Raymond Joly (1962-1974)
Dolphin - Emile Rousseau (1975-1993)
Bee - Pierre Rodier (1994-2000)
Horseshoe - Gérard Buquoi (2001)

Mint mark: Cornucopia, horn of plenty (Paris Mint - Paris until 1972 or Pessac from 1973).

Engraver: Adrien Dieudonné

A.DIEUDONNE
LIBERTE·EGALITE
·FRATERNITE·
5
CENTIMES
1970

Edge

5 Centimes

5th Republic
KM# 933 Gadoury# 175 Schön# 228
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Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 17 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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