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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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France - Modern

Essai TM 4 uniface – obverse
Essai TM 4 uniface – reverse
Essai TM 4 uniface
1891
Pattern
Aluminium • 0.95 g • ⌀ 22 mm
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
7.03 g • ⌀ 19.55 mm
VG# 5489 G, Maz# 2618 b)

France - Modern - 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 – obverse
2 Sols – reverse
2 Sols
1793
Bronze
KM# 622
2 Sols (Undated) – obverse
2 Sols (Undated) – reverse
2 Sols (Undated)
2 (1793)
Bronze • 25 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 623
6 Livres "Génie" – obverse
6 Livres "Génie" – reverse
6 Livres "Génie"
1793
Silver (.9170) • 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 (.9000) • 7.65 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 626.1, KM# 626.2, KM# 626.3, KM# 626.4, KM# 626.5

France - Modern - Franc (1795-1959)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Essai de virole au module de 5 francs (par Moreau, 1824) – obverse
Essai de virole au module de 5 francs (par Moreau, 1824) – reverse
Essai de virole au module de 5 francs (par Moreau, 1824)
1824
Pattern
Bronze • 23 g • ⌀ 37 mm
VG# 2608, Maz# 898 a
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en cuivre) – obverse
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en cuivre) – reverse
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en cuivre)
(1843-184)
Pattern
Bronze • 2 g • ⌀ 18 mm
VG# 2945, Maz# 1161 a
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en bronze-argenté) – obverse
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en bronze-argenté) – reverse
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en bronze-argenté)
(1848)
Pattern
2.13 g • ⌀ 18 mm
VG# 2945 var., Maz# 1161 a var.
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en cuivre) – obverse
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en cuivre) – reverse
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en cuivre)
(1848)
Pattern
Copper • 1.96 g • ⌀ 18 mm
VG# 2945 var., Maz# 1161 a var.
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en laiton) – obverse
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en laiton) – reverse
Essai de Bovy (au module du demi-franc en laiton)
(1848)
Pattern
Brass • 1.97 g • ⌀ 18 mm
VG# 2945 var., Maz# 1161 a var.
Essai de centime – obverse
Essai de centime – reverse
Essai de centime
(1851)
Pattern
Tin • 3.24 g • ⌀ 20 mm
VG# 1260 var. métal, Maz# 1376, Gad# 77
Essai de bronze au module de un centime (Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte) – obverse
Essai de bronze au module de un centime (Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte) – reverse
Essai de bronze au module de un centime (Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte)
1851
Pattern
Bronze • 1.04 g • ⌀ 15 mm
VG# 3297, Maz# 1375, Gad# 85
Pièce d’essai au module de 10 centimes – obverse
Pièce d’essai au module de 10 centimes – reverse
Pièce d’essai au module de 10 centimes
(1870)
Pattern
Bronze • 9.95 g • ⌀ 30.75 mm
VG# 3771, Gad# 257
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

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

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