5 Francs Voltaire

Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1994
Value 5 Francs (5 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17 February 2002
Number
N#
23
References F# 344,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 775,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 1063,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 337
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

300th Anniversary of the birth of Voltaire

Obverse

Portrait facing outwards to right, lettering and years surrounding

Script: Latin

Lettering:
· RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE ·
1694 VOLTAIRE 1778

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Jean-Pierre Gendis

Jean-Pierre Gendis is a French medallist with La Monnaie de Paris.

Reverse

Central design of a feather with Pantheon behind, value on right, date above. Lettering around outside, signature below, privy marks (both dolphin and bee) at bottom

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTÉ • ÉGALITÉ • FRATERNITÉ
1994
5F
Voltaire

Translation: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Engraver: Jean-Pierre Gendis

Jean-Pierre Gendis is a French medallist with La Monnaie de Paris.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Mark

Bee Pierre Rodier, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1994-2000)

Comments


François-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, after the famous marble sculpture of "Voltaire sitting" by Jean-Antoine Houdon, which is located in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.Automatically translated

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  1 850 $ 75 1.0% F. 344/1 - Essai
1994  Bee 15 000 031 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.40 $ 1.70 $ 1.90 $ 2.20 99% F. 344/2

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