1 Franc Signature "O. Roty"

1 Franc (Signature "O. Roty") - obverse1 Franc (Signature "O. Roty") - reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 – Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1959-2001
Value 1 Franc (1 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.79 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17 February 2002
Number
N#
6
References F# 226,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 474,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 925.1,
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# 233,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
Wikidata# Q286168
Wikidata (https://www.wikidata.org/)

Obverse

The Sower, designed by Oscar Roty in 1900, a national emblem of the French Republic

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
O. Roty

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Reverse

Underneath the face value, an olive branch is surrounded with the French motto.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE
1
FRANC
1989

Translation: Liberty · Equality · Fraternity

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Edge

Reeded

1 Franc (Signature "O. Roty") -  obverse

Mint

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

Marks

Owl Raymond Joly, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1958-1974)
Dolphin Émile Rousseau, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1974-1994)
Bee Pierre Rodier, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1994-2000)
Horseshoe Gérard Buquoy, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2000-2002)

Comments

The sower, symbol of the "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE"
2 types exist:
KM # 925.1: O.Roty signature
KM # 925.2: signature preceded by D'AP - proof (separate sheet)


Different privy marks throughout mintages:
Owl 1958-74 Raymond Joly
Dolphin 1974-94 Rousseau
Bee 1994- Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe 2000-2002 Gérard Buquoy

How to understand the difference between normal and larger "0" for 1960:

left "0" is normal and right "0" is larger




1965 owl: when the image is a little worn, the measurements are useful for identifying the variant

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1959  0.12% F. 226/1 - Pre-series
1959  0.02% F. 226/2 - Pre-series Essai with one bar underneath '1'
1959  4 000 0.4% F. 226/3 - Normal Essai with the 1 without lower bar
1960  Owl 406 375 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.37 $ 0.37 57% F. 226/4 - small "0"
1960  Owl $ 0.13 $ 0.63 $ 0.85 $ 0.99 $ 1.10 $ 3.90 $ 7.40 9% F. 226/5 - large "0"
1961  Owl 119 611 306 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.24 $ 0.27 $ 0.42 $ 0.66 $ 0.66 35% F. 226/6
1962  Owl Photo 14 014 136 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.58 12% F. 226/7
1964  Owl 77 450 600 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.20 $ 0.21 $ 0.28 $ 0.70 $ 0.70 30% F. 226/8
1965  Owl 44 286 591 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.34 $ 0.89 $ 1.90 19% F. 226/09 - Large owl mark (like earlier years)
1965  Owl $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 5% F. 226/10 - Small owl mark (like later years)
1966  Owl 38 045 138 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.47 $ 1.10 20% F. 226/11
1967  Owl 11 322 305 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.79 $ 0.79 $ 1.90 $ 2.10 12% F. 226/12
1968  Owl 51 553 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.51 $ 1.40 24% F. 226/13
1969  Owl 70 601 050 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 27% F. 226/14
1970  Owl 42 570 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 2.60 21% F. 226/15
1971  Owl 42 487 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.31 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 3.00 21% F. 226/16
1972  Owl 48 265 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.37 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 24% F. 226/17
1973  Owl 70 079 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 1.50 $ 2.10 25% F. 226/18
1974  Owl 82 333 811 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 2.10 $ 2.70 29% F. 226/19
1975  Dolphin 101 737 011 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.30 $ 0.34 $ 2.20 33% F. 226/20
1976  Dolphin 192 555 711 $ 0.13 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.38 $ 1.10 38% F. 226/21
1977  Dolphin 230 110 011 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.30 $ 0.64 $ 1.10 42% F. 226/22
1978  Dolphin 136 604 011 $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.24 $ 0.27 $ 1.40 $ 1.60 33% F. 226/23
1979  Dolphin 50 511 $ 5.50 $ 5.50 1.2% F. 226/24
1980  Dolphin 60 000 $ 21 1.1% F. 226/25 - In Sets only
1981  Dolphin 50 011 $ 16 $ 16 0.9% F. 226/26
1982  Dolphin 91 311 $ 16 $ 23 1.1% F. 226/27
1983  Dolphin 100 972 $ 5.30 $ 27 1.1% F. 226/28
1984  Dolphin 50 347 $ 5.30 $ 19 $ 42 0.7% F. 226/29
1985  Dolphin 7 002 511 $ 0.13 $ 0.53 $ 0.96 $ 1.10 $ 2.10 $ 3.10 7% F. 226/30
1986  Dolphin 15 000 $ 85 0.6% F. 226/31 - In Sets only
1987  Dolphin 92 967 $ 5.30 $ 6.40 $ 9.60 $ 16 1.1% F. 226/32
1988  Dolphin 95 576 $ 5.70 $ 5.70 $ 14 $ 14 1.7% F. 226/33
1989  Dolphin 94 449 $ 2.10 $ 6.40 $ 19 1.7% F. 226/34
1990  Dolphin 15 011 $ 58 $ 74 $ 110 0.6% F. 226/35
1991  Dolphin 54 988 011 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.37 $ 0.93 $ 1.10 21% F. 226/36 - Coin alignment
1991  Dolphin 2 500 0.5% F. 226/37 - BU - Medal alignment
1992  Dolphin 29 968 011 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.64 $ 0.80 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 10% F. 226/38 - Coin alignment
1992  Dolphin 2 698 0.2% F. 226/39 - Medal alignment
1993  Dolphin 20 011 $ 13 $ 30 0.8% F. 226/40 - Coin alignment
1993  Dolphin 3 095 0.09% F. 226/41 - Medal alignment
1994  Bee 4 795 818 $ 0.16 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 2.70 $ 11 6% F. 226/42
1995  Bee 19 011 $ 37 0.7% F. 226/43
1996  Bee 5 000 0.4% F. 226/44 - In BU Sets only
1997  Bee 15 000 $ 32 0.6% F. 226/45 - In BU Sets only
1998  Bee 25 000 $ 24 $ 27 0.7% F. 226/46 - In BU Sets only
1999  25 500 $ 21 0.2% BU
1999  Bee 80 457 513 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.40 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 1.60 $ 2.10 20% F. 226/47
2000  Bee 100 000 $ 14 $ 14 1.3% F. 226/48 - In BU Sets only
2001  125 000 $ 6.50 0.20% BU
2001  Horseshoe 20 125 013 $ 0.16 $ 0.21 $ 0.29 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 $ 4.20 9% F. 226/49

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Signature "O. Roty")
CGB
E-auction n°371
Lot 283701
Internet Archive
May 25, 2020 1962 Owl – F. 226/7 VF
(TTB45)
USD 4.25
(EUR 4.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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