1 Franc Signature "O. Roty"

1 Franc (Signature 1 Franc (Signature

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Country 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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
Number N# 6
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 226,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 474,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd 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, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 233
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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
1989

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1959  4 000 0.4% Essai
1959  0.15% Pre-series
1959  0.02% Pre-series test with one bar underneath '1'
1960  406 375 000 0.64 0.23 0.24 0.36 0.34 1.96 0.33 58% owl mark
1960  0.83 7.12 6.52 8% owl mark, large "0"
1961  119 611 306 0.17 0.15 0.27 0.30 0.52 2.28 0.42 35% owl mark
1962  14 014 136 0.12 0.24 1.01 0.59 12% owl mark
1964  77 450 600 0.17 0.12 0.23 0.23 0.47 1.14 0.96 30% owl mark
1965  44 286 591 0.12 0.15 0.36 0.36 0.42 4.41 20% large owl mark (like earlier years)
1965  0.57 0.36 1.19 5% small owl mark (like later years)
1966  38 045 138 0.27 0.18 0.20 0.36 0.36 21% owl mark
1967  11 322 305 0.12 0.88 0.88 2.49 12% owl mark
1968  51 553 000 0.12 0.12 0.24 0.25 0.24 0.57 0.31 24% owl mark
1969  70 601 050 0.12 0.24 0.36 0.34 1.19 1.71 28% owl mark
1970  42 570 000 0.12 0.24 0.28 0.30 0.36 0.39 3.58 22% owl mark
1971  42 487 000 0.14 0.24 0.36 0.42 0.25 4.57 21% owl mark
1972  48 265 000 0.18 0.24 0.24 0.45 0.59 2.97 25% owl mark
1973  70 079 000 0.17 0.08 0.24 0.25 0.36 1.72 2.37 25% owl mark
1974  82 333 811 0.14 0.15 0.24 0.26 0.30 2.34 3.14 29% owl mark
1975  101 737 011 0.15 0.18 0.24 0.25 0.33 0.38 2.56 33% dolphin mark
1976  192 555 711 0.24 0.18 0.24 0.24 0.32 0.43 1.19 39% dolphin mark
1977  230 110 011 0.18 0.13 0.24 0.24 0.36 0.95 1.09 43% dolphin mark
1978  136 604 011 0.27 0.20 0.24 0.27 0.31 1.53 1.78 34% dolphin mark
1979  50 511 35.58 1.2% dolphin mark
1980  60 000 23.72 1.2% In Sets only, dolphin mark
1981  50 011 13.05 0.9% dolphin mark
1982  91 311 40.92 1.2% dolphin mark
1983  100 972 5.92 26.09 1.2% dolphin mark
1984  50 347 77.10 0.7% dolphin mark
1985  7 002 511 1.19 1.19 1.19 3.20 8% dolphin mark
1986  15 000 154.20 0.6% dolphin mark
1987  92 967 5.93 17.79 17.20 1.2% dolphin mark
1988  95 576 17.79 14.23 1.8% dolphin mark
1989  94 449 1.78 7.12 11.86 1.9% dolphin mark
1990  15 011 120.98 0.7% dolphin mark
1991  2 500 0.5% axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1991  54 988 011 0.12 0.24 0.36 0.43 1.19 3.56 22% dolphin mark
1992  2 698 0.3% axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1992  29 968 011 0.59 0.71 0.91 9.49 0.65 10% dolphin mark
1993  3 095 0.09% axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1993  20 011 29.65 0.8% dolphin mark
1994  4 795 818 1.35 1.19 7.12 11.86 6% bee mark
1995  19 011 17.79 29.53 0.7% dolphin mark
1996  5 000 0.4% In Sets only, dolphin mark
1997  15 000 0.5% In Sets only, dolphin mark
1998  25 000 23.72 18.98 0.7% In Sets only, dolphin mark
1999  25 500 0.04% (fr) BU
1999  80 457 513 0.08 0.55 0.59 0.56 3.56 5.93 21% bee mark
2000  100 500 17.79 24.91 1.3% In Sets only, bee mark
2001  20 125 013 0.18 0.36 0.30 0.59 2.97 5.48 10% horseshoe mark

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