What Is the Value of a Liberté Egalité Fraternité Coin?

According to CoinQuest, most coins marked “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” have low values, though some rare exceptions were worth hundreds of dollars as of 2013. These French coins were minted between 1914 and 1945 in 5-centime, 10-, 20- and 25-centime denominations.

CoinQuest indicates that most “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” coins are in very worn condition, which decreases their value. A poor quality coin is worth less than $1, but a rare 1914 5- or 10-centime coin may be worth several hundred dollars.

The motto “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, which means “liberty, equality, brotherhood,” is France’s national motto. The motto arose during the French Revolution of the 18th century but was not officially adopted until the end of the 19th century.