5 Francs Voltaire

Features

Country 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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
Number N# 23
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 344,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 775,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd 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, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 337
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). 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

Lettering:
· RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE ·
1694 VOLTAIRE 1778

Reverse

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

Lettering:
LIBERTÉ • ÉGALITÉ • FRATERNITÉ
1994
5F
Voltaire

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  15 000 031 1.19 1.29 1.52 2.18 3.43 1.73 99% (fr) F. 344/2
1994  1 850 1.1% Essai

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