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1 Franc

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Features

Country France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1931-1941
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 09-01-1949
References F# 219,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 470,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 885,
  • 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.
Schön# 200
  • 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

Marianne's head left wearing a phrygian cap decorated with a composite wreath made of olive tree leaves, oak and wheat.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
MORLON

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Reverse

Value encompassed on either side by Cornucopia (or horn of plenty, overflowing with produce, flowers, or nuts).

Lettering:
LIBERTE-EGALITE
FRATERNITE
1
FRANC
1939

Translation:
Liberty Equality
Brotherhood
1
Franc
1939

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The 1941 production was struck under the Vichy regime in cupro-aluminium and 6,008,106 copies were struck in 1942 with corners marked with the 1941 vintage.
Source: Le franc 2019

1931 Trial


1933
Variety for 1933

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1931  0.5% F. 219/1 - KM#E-B64 - Trial - See comment
1931  15,503,090 0.41 0.40 1.17 2.04 34% F. 219/2
1932  29,768,441 0.06 0.27 0.23 0.70 1.05 39% F. 219/3
1933  15,356,567 0.12 0.58 1.17 2.14 26% F. 219/4 - See comment
1934  17,285,800 0.13 0.35 1.17 2.33 32% F. 219/5
1935  1,166,038 17.50 46.67 12.84 7% F. 219/6
1936  23,816,782 0.12 0.29 0.58 1.05 34% F. 219/7
1937  30,940,378 0.29 0.58 5.83 29% F. 219/8
1938  66,164,569 0.12 0.18 0.58 0.57 1.17 3.50 48% F. 219/9
1939  48,434,500 0.05 0.35 0.58 0.58 1.17 2.65 46% F. 219/10
1940  29,440,012 0.07 0.58 0.58 1.75 36% F. 219/11
1941  34,705,492 0.11 0.58 0.60 1.17 2.73 37% F. 219/12

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