100 Francs

100 Francs -  obverse100 Francs -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Issuer France
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1954-1959
Value 100 Francs (100)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 08-03-1966
Number N# 688
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 450,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Schön# 224,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 919,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Gad# 897
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

The bust of Liberty holding a torch facing right

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE
FRANÇAISE
CR

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

Reverse

Value and date with mintmark on left. Lettering above. Fruit and wheat on right.
NOTE: The letter B (if present) is between the olive branches

Lettering:
LIBERTE EGALITE
FRATERNITE
100
FRANCS
1956
R COCHET

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

Edge

Reeded

100 Francs -  obverse

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1954  1 200 0.8% Essai
1954  97 285 500 0.25 0.23 0.59 1.17 2.35 4.54 3.21 45% KM#919.1 (wing privy mark)
1954 B 86 260 628 0.66 1.03 1.17 2.93 9.93 7.02 35% KM#919.2 (wing privy mark)
1955  152 517 500 0.13 1.00 0.94 1.17 1.59 2.89 5.13 49% KM#919.1 (wing privy mark) Narrow ribbon headdress
1955  0.29 1.20 4.87 41 3.54 13% Wide ribbon headdress
1955 B 136 584 872 0.79 1.17 0.81 1.56 3.12 4.84 35% KM#919.2 (wing privy mark) Narrow ribbon headdress
1955 B 1.17 2.70 5.21 9% Wide ribbon headdress
1956  7 578 334 7.04 23 47 7% KM#919.1 (wing privy mark)
1956 B 19 154 500 5.86 4.69 7.04 11% KM#919.2 (wing privy mark)
1957  11 312 000 1.76 5.86 35 19 10% KM#919.1 (wing privy mark)
1957 B 25 702 000 2.35 4.46 4.29 8.33 15 11% KM#919.2 (wing privy mark)
1958  2 646 500 176 50 188 3% KM#919.1 (owl privy mark)
1958  3 256 000 11 9.82 29 11% KM#919.1 (wing privy mark)
1958 B 54 071 500 5.86 19 18 12 7% KM#919.2 (wing privy mark)
1959  0.3% KM#919.1 (owl privy mark - one coin known)

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