5 Francs

Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1959-1969
Value 5 Francs (5 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 12 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-19-1980
References KM# 926,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Gad# 770,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
F# 340,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Schön# 235
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

La Semeuse (the Sower) facing left

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
O. Roty

Translation: French Republic

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

Three intermingled sprigs - wheat, acorns, olives with the denomination above and the date below

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE
5
FRANCS
1965

Translation: Liberty Equality Fraternity

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

Smooth and inscripted

Lettering: LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Translation: Liberty Equality Fraternity

5 Francs -  obverse

© CGB

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1959  0.2% F. 340/3 - 5 of the small vintage - pre-series, without the word "ESSAI", strikes with a wide listel
1959  4,000 0.7% owl mark; Specimen, big 5
1959  0.5% owl mark; Specimen, small 5
1960  55,082,000 5.19 4.36 6.06 6.39 7.27 9.68 11.21 64% owl mark
1961  15,630,000 6.06 6.06 7.18 7.88 16.97 17.43 35% owl mark
1962  42,500,000 6.06 6.79 6.23 7.70 10.91 7.10 50% owl mark
1963  37,936,000 5.45 6.06 6.07 7.31 10.00 13.49 52% owl mark
1964  32,403,600 6.06 6.06 6.12 7.27 12.11 9.70 44% owl mark
1965  5,156,000 6.06 8.84 8.48 14.54 13.49 27% owl mark
1966  5,017,171 5.88 7.27 9.09 7.28 13.49 21% owl mark
1967  702,305 9.09 14.54 18.42 12% owl mark
1968  357,000 15.64 18.18 21.30 21.57 13% owl mark
1969  504,050 9.39 14.42 16.73 19.33 13% owl mark

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