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1 Franc Signature "D'AP. O.ROTY" - proof

1 Franc (Signature 1 Franc (Signature

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1991-2001
Value 1 Franc (1 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.79 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References KM# 925.2,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 474b,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 226
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

Obverse

The sower, symbol of the "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE"

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
D'AP. O.ROTY

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Louis Oscar Roty is a French sculptor and medalist, born in Paris on June 11, 1846, and died in the same city on March 23, 1911.

Reverse

An olive branch, under the face value, is surrounded by the motto: "FREEDOM • EQUALITY • FRATERNITY"

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE
1
FRANC
2000

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Louis Oscar Roty is a French sculptor and medalist, born in Paris on June 11, 1846, and died in the same city on March 23, 1911.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

2 types exist:
KM # 925.1: O.Roty signature (separate form)
KM # 925.2: signature preceded by D'AP - proof
The WC vintage list shows out-of-box emissions, this is an error.
The Gadoury does not include this error (reference 474b, "D'AP O.ROTY" lists only parts in BE quality).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  6,232 Proof
1992  4,938 Proof
1993  5,309 Proof
1994  4,566 Proof
1995  4,796 Proof
1996  5,319 Proof
1997  6,436 Proof
1998  7,404 Proof
1999  10,000 Proof
2000  15,000 Proof
2001  35,000 Proof

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