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1 Franc Signature "O. Roty"

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Features

Country France - Modern
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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
References F# 226,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 474,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
KM# 925.1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 233
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 face 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

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

See also

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