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1 Franc - Charlotte small Type

1 Franc - Charlotte (small Type) -  obverse1 Franc - Charlotte (small Type) -  reverse

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Features

Country Luxembourg
Grand duchess Charlotte (1919-1964)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1952-1964
Value 1 Franc (1 LUF)
Currency Franc (1854-2001)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 09-01-1991
References L# 299,
Romain Probst; 1998. Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises (1026 - 1998). Banque du Timbre et Lux-Numis, Luxembourg.
Weiller# 289,
Raymond Weiller; 1977. Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises. Institut supérieur d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
KM# 46.2,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 33
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

A puddler (Feierstëppler) at work, in the background the blast furnaces, above the name of the country in Luxembourg, mintage year at the bottom, initials of the engraver at 8 o'clock.

Lettering:
LETZEBURG
A.B.
1957

Translation: Luxembourg

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Reverse

Crowned monogram of Charlotte (1896-1985), Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 1919 to 1964, with both sides of the face value. Below two branches of rosebush and the initials of the engraver.

Lettering:
1 Ch F.
A.B.

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This coin is very common, engraved by Armand Bonnetain and coined at the Brussels currency workshop.
The type was introduced by the Grand-Ducal decree of November 13, 1952, intended to replace the 1 franc - large module.
This coin is made of cupronickel alloy (containing 75% copper and 25% nickel) with a tolerance both outside and inside within 1%. The weight tolerance is 2.9%. This is the last time the puddler was used as a motif for a Luxembourg coin. Please refer to the KM # 35 (1 franc) data sheet for more information about the Feierstëppler.

The reference L#299-8 corresponds to the silver coinage issued in 1980.

There are two different types for the right:



The corner of the type 1 (worker in the center) was used only for the 1952 mint year:

  • Handle far from L of LETZEBURG
  • Date far from handle

The type 2 (worker below) was taken over for the years 1953 - 1964:
  • Handle close to L of LETZEBURG
  • Date close to handle

Note that the dimensions of the puddler do not vary, only its position as well as that of the background and the legend change. The reverse type 1 and type 2 are identical.

These pieces were demonetized by the Grand-Ducal regulation of 11 January 1991.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1952  5,000,000 0.25 0.26 0.47 0.40 54% L#299-1 / type 1
1953  2,000,000 0.63 0.53 0.59 0.84 29% L#299-2
1955  1,000,000 0.33 0.47 0.46 19% L#299-3
1957  2,000,000 0.24 0.30 0.47 0.26 29% L#299-4
1960  2,000,000 0.18 0.24 0.46 0.27 2.67 29% L#299-5
1962  2,000,000 0.24 0.59 1.54 29% L#299-6
1964  2,000,000 0.24 0.35 0.43 30% L#299-7

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