Friday, May 22, 2009

France 5 Euro Cent

Do you have a Euro coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

After a month of no post I come back with a Euro. Shame on me. Still it is the first thing I found since my Where's George dollar. I found some interesting things I'll post in next few days but for now let's get through this mundane coin.

As you can tell the 5 Euro Cent is fully detailed but is dirty. The fingerprints are permanent since the the mixture of water and chloride ions, which are inorganic salt from sweat, etch the surface of the coin leaving a gap or ridge that fills with dirt. Watching Law & Order: SVU a few months ago I also learned that vegans leave less fingerprints since they have lower salt in their body. A more carnivorous person leaves a greater mark on metals because of higher salt content.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Euro Cent / France
Year: 1999
Mintage: 616,227,000
Metal: Copper-Plated Steel
Value: $0.07 in Very-Fine (This is exchange rate prices.)

Do you have a Euro coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

19 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

James UK said...

Mundane is true...!

Man said...

I was going to say more but it was turning into a rant since I can't sell or exchange these coins so I just went for science side.

shorty159 said...

I have a few coins I would like to know the value of. 1 2002 2 euro coin, 1 2004 5 euro cent coin, and 1 1999 50 euro cent coin. I would really appreciate any information you could give me on these.

Man said...

Without a specific country I can only give the lowest possible value.

2002 2 euro coin about $3.00
2004 5 euro cent coin about $0.08
1999 50 euro cent coin about $0.75

Anonymous said...

*Thank you, I was glad to find your site~ My daughter (Amber*~Age 11)was given A baggie of Pennies from her gramma. my daughter had started to collect pennies this past summer... She likes to look at them all & count them often*(LOL) anyway, We found this Coin* & decided to look it up... We have A french 5*Euro~ *1999*~ Which, no matter that it isn't really worth much at this time~ It is also the Year Amber was Born*~ So, We are Happy to keep it Put up for her.

Man said...

Thanks for the visit and nice story.
As you see the coin you mention is low value but I understand the joy in finding coins and collecting.

If you need some info or help feel free to ask.
Good luck to you and you daughter.

Anonymous said...

I have a Spanish Euro 50 cent coin! Anyway to tell me if it is worth something and what? Thank You!!

Man said...

Spanish Euro 50 cent coin

Most are just face value even in high grade, what year?

Anonymous said...

i have a 2002 5 euro cent coin and i was wondering how much it was worth?

Man said...

2002 5 euro cent coin

What country?

Anonymous said...

Italy

Man said...

2002 5 euro cent coin...Italy about $0.10 in extra-fine

2002 was the most common.
2003 is twice the value and the least common. Still nice coin.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2002, 50 cent euro. How much is it worth?

Man said...

2002, 50 cent euro

What country?

Anonymous said...

I found a 1899 2 cent euro coin in the driveway..think its from France from trying to google it as it has a lady on the front. At first we thought it was 1999 but on looking further it looks like 1899. Any comments?

Man said...

1899 2 cent euro coin in the driveway..think its from France from trying to google it as it has a lady on the front. At first we thought it was 1999 but on looking further it looks like 1899.

Not possible damaged or altered.

Sally A said...

First of all, I think you're swell for even offering to look these up for people!
I'm curious if the value of the 1999 five cent from France has changed since the original post. I'm also wondering about the 2016 value of the following coins:
1 cent France 2000
10 cent France 1999
10 cent Germany (minted Karlsruhe) 2002

Man said...

1999 five cent from France about $0.05
1 cent France 2000 about $0.02
10 cent France 1999 about $0.10
10 cent Germany (minted Karlsruhe) 2002 about $0.10

I'm also wondering about the 2016 value of the following coins:
Value has not changed much, most are lower.

Sally A said...

Thanks!