1 Franc

1 Franc -  obverse1 Franc -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Country France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1898-1920
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.40 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
Number N# 682
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 217,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 467,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 844,
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# 187
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:
French Republic
O. Roty

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

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE
1
FRANC
1915

Translation:
Liberty Equality Fraternity
1
Franc
1915

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

Mints

Paris, France (864-date)
C Castelsarrasin, France

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1898  15 000 000 2.02 3.44 3.44 5.34 17.81 22% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1898  1.1% KM#844.1 Antique Silver, matte flan
1899  11 000 000 3.06 2.37 3.56 7.12 31.94 17% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1900  99 097 243.44 1.2% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1900  0.2% KM#844.1 Antique Silver, matte flan
1901  6 200 000 3.50 3.56 15.44 59.37 14% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1902  6 000 000 3.06 5.34 7.12 13% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1903  472 883 77.19 53.44 3% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1904  7 000 000 4.16 4.75 5.02 15% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1905  6 003 526 4.75 3.56 5.94 19.00 14% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1906  1 908 100 5.94 11.87 17.81 8% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1907  2 562 745 5.94 9.50 12.47 9% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1908  3 691 222 4.75 8.31 7.12 11% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1909  10 923 790 3.56 4.75 4.75 18% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1910  7 725 318 3.56 4.61 4.16 9.50 16% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1911  5 542 000 2.97 5.94 7.12 5.94 14% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1912  10 001 000 3.30 3.56 5.64 5.94 23.75 19% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1913  13 654 148 2.97 2.97 5.02 5.28 22% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1914  14 361 102 2.37 2.61 3.56 5.94 3.56 5.07 22% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1914 C 43 421 0.9% KM#844.2 (with mintmark)
1915  47 955 158 2.37 2.60 3.56 4.75 3.56 8.59 37% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1916  92 029 179 2.68 2.39 2.37 3.02 4.75 5.09 6.98 49% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1917  57 153 034 2.37 3.56 3.56 4.75 4.33 5.87 42% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1918  50 112 330 3.91 2.97 3.56 3.56 4.63 4.26 7.02 43% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1919  46 111 525 2.37 2.37 3.56 4.75 8.31 5.94 35% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)
1920  19 321 795 2.37 4.41 3.56 5.94 5.94 23.75 21% KM#844.1 (with mintmark)

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