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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
References F# 217,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 467,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 844,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 187
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

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
1919

Translation:
Liberty Equality Fraternity
1
Franc
1919

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1898  15,000,000 2.00 2.94 3.26 4.12 17.64 22% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1898  1.2% KM#844.1 Antique Silver, matte flan
1899  11,000,000 2.60 3.53 7.06 17% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1900  99,097 188.14 1.3% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1900  0.2% KM#844.1 Antique Silver, matte flan
1901  6,200,000 4.09 3.53 15.46 58.79 13% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1902  6,000,000 2.35 5.88 7.06 13% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1903  472,883 76.43 53.43 4% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1904  7,000,000 2.94 5.64 4.70 16% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1905  6,003,526 4.70 3.53 5.59 6.51 14% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1906  1,908,100 5.88 11.76 23.52 8% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1907  2,562,745 3.53 9.41 14.11 9% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1908  3,691,222 4.70 8.23 9.05 11% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1909  10,923,790 3.19 4.70 5.88 18% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1910  7,725,318 3.53 4.63 4.12 13.08 16% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1911  5,542,000 2.35 5.88 7.06 6.76 14% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1912  10,001,000 2.08 3.53 5.88 5.88 23.52 19% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1913  13,654,148 2.94 2.35 5.29 5.88 22% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1914  14,361,102 2.70 2.59 3.53 5.29 5.22 22% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1914 C 43,421 1.0% KM#844.2 (with mintmark)
1915  47,955,158 2.35 2.35 3.53 4.70 5.88 9.41 37% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1916  92,029,179 2.36 2.35 2.82 4.70 5.68 5.88 49% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1917  57,153,034 2.35 3.53 3.53 4.70 5.88 5.81 42% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1918  50,112,330 3.87 2.48 3.53 3.53 4.70 5.88 6.95 44% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1919  46,111,525 2.35 3.53 4.70 8.71 5.88 35% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)
1920  19,321,795 2.43 3.53 5.88 8.23 20.58 21% KM#844.1 (without mintmark)

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