1 Franc aluminium, heavy

1 Franc (aluminium, heavy) -  obverse1 Franc (aluminium, heavy) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1941
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium-magnesium
Weight 1.6 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.60 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
Number N# 18129
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 220,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 473,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 885a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Wreathed female head facing left, lettering around edge both sides, engraver's name behind her head.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
MORLON

Translation:
French Republic
Morlon

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Reverse

A cornucopia on each side, lettering at the top, the value in middle with the date below. Privy mark to the right of the date.

Lettering:
LIBERTE-EGALITE
FRATERNITE
1
FRANC
1941

Translation:
Liberty - Equality
Fraternity
1
Franc
1941

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Edge

Smooth
The image shows both heavy KM#885a (bottom) and light KM#885.1-3 (top) type

1 Franc (aluminium, heavy) -  obverse

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  1.1% F. 220/1 - Essai
1941  0.59 0.46 0.78 1.04 99% F. 220/2

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