1 Franc Chambers of Commerce

1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce) - obverse1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce) - reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1927
Value 1 Franc
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium (91% Copper, 9% Aluminium)
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.48 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 5 August 1949
Number
N#
705
References F# 218,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 468,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 876,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 197
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Mercury, the god of commerce (god of abundance and commercial success)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
COMMERCE INDUSTRIE
DOMARD INV.
1922

Translation:
Industry of Commerce
Domard Inverted (Invent)
1922

Engraver: Joseph-François Domard

Reverse

Denomination in center, lettering surrounding

Script: Latin

Lettering:
✿ CHAMBRES·DE·COMMERCE·DE·FRANCE
BON POUR
1
FRANC
BR. AL.

Translation:
Chambers of Commerce of France
Good For
1
Franc
Bronze-Aluminum

Engraver: Joseph-François Domard

Edge

Reeded

1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce) -  obverse

Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Comments

The weight can vary from 3.65 to 4.23 g.

Regarding open and closed digits:
These are not different dies but striking varieties, therefore artefacts punched with obstructed dies. For varieties lovers, we can simply note that all 2 exist either open or closed, but that they are closed only by a small residue of metal that got stuck there and not because of a different design die. We note the existence of 2 incompletely closed.
Extract from Franc 10

Trial strike

Variety 2 open or 2 close:

Variety 4 open or 4 close:

 

1925 Unlisted overdate with the number 5 of the date struck over a 3

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1920  0.3% F. 218/1 - Trial, see comment
1920  590 049 $ 1.40 $ 4.30 $ 5.30 $ 12 $ 75 13% F. 218/2 - See comment
1921  Photo 54 571 959 $ 0.10 $ 0.41 $ 0.53 $ 0.63 $ 1.60 $ 2.10 $ 6.60 42% F. 218/3 - See comment
1922  Photo 111 342 910 $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 0.53 $ 0.72 $ 1.10 $ 7.30 $ 7.30 58% F. 218/4 - See comment
1923  Photo 140 137 683 $ 0.21 $ 0.44 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.95 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 61% F. 218/5 - See comment
1924  87 714 563 $ 0.11 $ 0.53 $ 0.53 $ 0.75 $ 1.30 $ 1.90 $ 6.40 37% F. 218/6 - See comment
1925  Photo 36 522 732 $ 0.05 $ 0.17 $ 0.53 $ 0.60 $ 1.60 $ 3.10 24% F. 218/7 - See comment
1926  1 579 575 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 $ 6.10 $ 6.10 9% F. 218/8 - See comment
1927  11 815 745 $ 0.63 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 $ 6.80 $ 6.80 $ 11 19% F. 218/9 - See comment

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce)
Katz
Auction 88
Lot 447
Internet Archive
Jun 28, 2023 1921 – F. 218/3 - See comment UNC Unsold
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce)
Katz
Auction 114
Lot 447
Internet Archive
Feb 24, 2024 1921 – F. 218/3 - See comment XF USD 5.33
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce)
Katz
Auction 82
Lot 1691
Internet Archive
May 13, 2023 1922 – F. 218/4 - See comment F USD 5.33
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce)
Katz
Auction 67
Lot 1135
Internet Archive
Sep 24, 2022 1922 – F. 218/4 - See comment F Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce)
Katz
Auction 57
Lot 2578
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2022 1922 – F. 218/4 - See comment F USD 9.59
(EUR 9.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 2797
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 1922 – F. 218/4 - See comment USD 10.66
(EUR 10.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce)
Katz
Auction 79
Lot 361
Internet Archive
Mar 21, 2023 1923 – F. 218/5 - See comment AU USD 5.33
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Franc (Chambers of Commerce)
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 1142
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 1925 – F. 218/7 - See comment AU USD 8.53
(EUR 8.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
The lot includes several items.
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