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In the French Revolution of 1789, an unstable Republic was born in 1792, with instability eventually quelled by the rise of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1799 and 1804. France's eventual domination of Europe ended with his defeats at Borodino and Leipzig then Waterloo in 1815. The unstable regimes set up in France in the 19th century saw various revolutions in 1830, 1848, 1852, and 1871; the latter seeing Germany overtake France as the major European power after Napoléon III's defeat at Sedan (1870), and France's alignment with Britain and Russia in the lead up to WWI, which again saw France become the major power in Europe. This ended with appeasement in the 1930s leading to the fall of France early in WWII in 1940, with the Free French under Charles de Gaulle eventually liberating Occupied and Vichy France by 1944 with Allied help. Decolonization and the establishment of the 5th Republic under De Gaulle contributed mostly to the making of modern France, which today is the largest country on the continent, and co-founder of the EEC/EU. France maintained a constant Franc from 1795 onwards, with a revaluation (the New Franc) in 1960, until the switch to the Euro in 1999/2001. Read more

See also: French Notgeld, France - Royals, French colonies, France - Feudal

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Essai TM 4 uniface – obverse
Essai TM 4 uniface – reverse
Essai TM 4 uniface
1891
Pattern
Aluminium • 0.95 g • ⌀ 22 mm
10 Francs (pattern by La Fleur) – obverse
10 Francs (pattern by La Fleur) – reverse
10 Francs (pattern by La Fleur)
1929
Aluminium-bronze • 9 g • ⌀ 27.98 mm
Gad# 795
Essai de fabrication de monnaie à 12 pans – obverse
Essai de fabrication de monnaie à 12 pans – reverse
Essai de fabrication de monnaie à 12 pans
1938
Pattern
Bronze-nickel • 7.03 g • ⌀ 19.55 mm
VG# 5489 G, Maz# 2618 b)

Medals - France

Etablissement de Pessac (module de 50 Franc) – obverse
Etablissement de Pessac (module de 50 Franc) – reverse
Etablissement de Pessac (module de 50 Franc)
(1973)
Pattern
Silver (.900) • 34 g • ⌀ 41 mm
GEM# 222 1, Gad# 881 (éd.1989)

Livre tournois (781-1795)

3 Deniers = 1 Liard = 1/2 Double • 12 Deniers = 1 Sol • 20 Sols = 2 Testons = 1 Livre • 1 Livre and 4 Deniers = 1 Franc

½ Sol – obverse
½ Sol – reverse
½ Sol
1793
Bronze • 6.11 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 618
1 Sol (Undated version) – obverse
1 Sol (Undated version) – reverse
1 Sol (Undated version)
2 (1791-1793)
Bronze • 12.23 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 620
1 Sol (Date version) – obverse
1 Sol (Date version) – reverse
1 Sol (Date version)
1793
Copper • 12.23 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 619, Gad# 19
2 Sols (Dated version) – obverse
2 Sols (Dated version) – reverse
2 Sols (Dated version)
1793
Copper (or metal bell) • 24 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 621, Gad# 31
2 Sols (Undated) – obverse
2 Sols (Undated) – reverse
2 Sols (Undated)
2 (1793)
Bronze • 25 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 623
6 Livres (Engineering) – obverse
6 Livres (Engineering) – reverse
6 Livres (Engineering)
1793
Silver (.900) • 29.35 g • ⌀ 38.5 mm
KM# 624
6 Livres – obverse
6 Livres – reverse
6 Livres
2 (1793)
Silver (.917) • 30 g
KM# 625.1, KM# 625.2, KM# 625.3, KM# 625.4
24 Livres – obverse
24 Livres – reverse
24 Livres
1793
Gold (.900) • 7.65 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 626.1, KM# 626.2, KM# 626.3, KM# 626.4, KM# 626.5

Franc (1795-1959)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Coin by Muller (pattern) – obverse
Coin by Muller (pattern) – reverse
Coin by Muller (pattern)
(1795)
Pattern
Billon (.500) • 4.95 g • ⌀ 25.5 mm
VG# 481, Maz# 327
5 Franc (pattern of  virole by Moreau) – obverse
5 Franc (pattern of  virole by Moreau) – reverse
5 Franc (pattern of virole by Moreau)
1824
Pattern
Bronze • 23 g • ⌀ 37 mm
VG# 2608, Maz# 898 a
20 Francs (modul of 20 Francs Turin, 10th Anniversary of Peace) – obverse
20 Francs (modul of 20 Francs Turin, 10th Anniversary of Peace) – reverse
20 Francs (modul of 20 Francs Turin, 10th Anniversary of Peace)
1929
Pattern
Silver (.800) • 20 g • ⌀ 35 mm
Gad# 851
Essai de frappe au module de 1 franc, 8 pans – obverse
Essai de frappe au module de 1 franc, 8 pans – reverse
Essai de frappe au module de 1 franc, 8 pans
1955
Pattern
Aluminium • 1.70 g • ⌀ 23.11 mm
1 Centime - Phrygian cap (pattern) – obverse
1 Centime - Phrygian cap (pattern) – reverse
1 Centime - Phrygian cap (pattern)
2 (1793)
Pattern
Bronze • 1.40 g • ⌀ 18 mm
VG# 425, Maz# 303 (R2), Gad# 70
1 Centime (pattern, procédé de Gengembre) – obverse
1 Centime (pattern, procédé de Gengembre) – reverse
1 Centime (pattern, procédé de Gengembre)
5 (1796)
Pattern
Tin • 1.34 g • ⌀ 17 mm
VG# 527
1 Centime (First Republic) – obverse
1 Centime (First Republic) – reverse
1 Centime (First Republic)
6-8 (1797-1799)
Copper (.980) • 2 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 646, Gad# 76, F# 100

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Numista referee for this country is Florino28, Arendil, Eagle68.

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