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1 Franc

1 Franc -  obverse1 Franc -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1871-1895
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References F# 216,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 465,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
KM# 822
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Laureate head left

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE * FRANÇAISE.
CONCOR
E.A.OUDINÉ.F.

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Eugène-André Oudiné

Eugène André Oudiné, French sculptor and engraver of medals, was born in Paris on 1 January 1810, and devoted himself from the beginning to the medallist's branch of sculpture, although he also excelled in monumental sculpture and portrait busts.

Reverse

Denomination and date below, within wreath

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE·
1
FRANC
1888
A

Translation:
Liberty Equality Fraternity
1
Franc
1888
A

Engraver: Eugène-André Oudiné

Eugène André Oudiné, French sculptor and engraver of medals, was born in Paris on 1 January 1810, and devoted himself from the beginning to the medallist's branch of sculpture, although he also excelled in monumental sculpture and portrait busts.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

A Paris, France (864-date)
K Bordeaux, France

Comments

The Law 30JUL1891 has authorized 1 franc coins to circulate in Portugal with a value of 200 réis.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1871 A 3,305,969 3.30 51.92 10% Large A - KM# 822.1
1871 A 3.83 3.83 13.14 19% Small A - KM# 822.1
1871 K 1,251,748 8.18 2.19 5% Large K - KM# 822.2
1871 K 3.24 8.73 10% Small K - KM# 822.2
1872 A 9,852,826 2.89 6.60 20.19 49.11 8% Large A - KM# 822.1
1872 A 4.91 5.30 5.30 33% Small A - KM# 822.1
1872 K 5,798,220 2.12 5.46 17.46 19% Large K - KM# 822.2
1872 K 4.36 6.80 5% Small K - KM# 822.2
1878 A 30 0.2% Proof - KM# 822.1
1881 A 2,010,000 5.46 5.55 8.73 17% KM# 822.1
1887 A 3,291,930 3.24 5.87 10.17 33% KM# 822.1
1888 A 3,244,069 5.22 6.85 20.71 60.66 35% KM# 822.1
1889 A 100 0.3% Proof -KM# 822.1
1894 A 1,600,000 5.09 7.64 19% KM# 822.1
1895 A 3,200,000 4.65 8.18 19.10 26% KM# 822.1

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