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1 Franc Signature "O. Roty"

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

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Features

Country France
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1959-2001
Value 1 Franc (1 FRF)
Metal Nickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.79 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17-02-2002
References KM# 925.1, Gad# 474, F# 226, Schön# 233
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
O. Roty

Translation: Republic of France

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

Underneath the facial value, an olive branch is surrounded with the French motto: "LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATERNITE"

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE
1
FRANC
1999

Translation:
Liberty · Equality · Fraternity
1 Franc
1999

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

Reeded

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1959  (fr) F. 226/1 - pré-série
1959 ESSAI (fr) F. 226/2 - pré-série avec le mot ESSAI et le 1 posé sur une barre
1959 ESSAI 4,000 Essai
1960  406,375,000 0.15 0.27 0.34 0.28 5.23 0.28 owl mark
1960  0.10 6.79 owl mark, larger "0"
1961  119,611,306 0.16 0.48 0.28 0.34 owl mark
1962  14,014,136 0.25 1.13 1.13 0.34 owl mark
1964  77,450,600 0.14 0.28 0.20 0.31 owl mark
1965  44,286,591 0.74 0.34 0.40 large owl mark (like earlier years)
1965  0.34 2.26 small owl mark (like later years)
1966  38,045,138 0.17 0.34 0.28 owl mark
1967  11,322,305 1.13 2.92 owl mark
1968  51,553,000 0.15 0.23 0.27 0.22 owl mark
1969  70,601,050 0.19 0.23 0.50 0.26 owl mark
1970  42,570,000 0.23 0.28 0.37 owl mark
1971  42,487,000 0.25 0.38 0.29 owl mark
1972  48,265,000 0.15 0.23 0.23 0.37 owl mark
1973  70,079,000 0.25 0.24 0.31 3.96 owl mark
1974  82,333,811 0.19 0.23 0.25 0.24 6.22 owl mark
1975  101,737,011 0.16 0.23 0.23 0.28 7.36 dolphin mark
1976  192,555,711 0.14 0.23 0.23 0.28 4.48 dolphin mark
1977  230,110,011 0.12 0.23 0.23 0.34 0.85 0.79 dolphin mark
1978  136,604,011 0.23 0.23 0.28 0.29 dolphin mark
1979  50,511 39.61 dolphin mark
1980  60,000 25.46 In Sets only, dolphin mark
1981  50,011 dolphin mark
1982  91,311 4.71 dolphin mark
1983  100,972 29.42 dolphin mark
1984  50,347 dolphin mark
1985  7,002,511 1.29 0.26 dolphin mark
1986  15,000 dolphin mark
1987  92,967 7.36 dolphin mark
1988  95,576 16.98 11.32 dolphin mark
1989  94,449 5.38 11.88 15.84 dolphin mark
1990  15,011 dolphin mark
1991  2,500 axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1991  54,988,011 0.36 0.23 3.40 dolphin mark
1992  2,698 axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1992  29,968,011 0.74 0.20 9.05 dolphin mark
1993  3,095 axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1993  20,011 23.20 dolphin mark
1994  4,795,818 1.98 1.37 13.01 bee mark
1995  19,011 dolphin mark
1996  5,000 In Sets only, dolphin mark
1997  15,000 In Sets only, dolphin mark
1998  25,000 In Sets only, dolphin mark
1999  80,457,513 0.57 0.27 4.53 6.79 bee mark
2000  100,500 In Sets only, bee mark
2001  20,125,013 0.57 5.66 horseshoe mark

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