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1 Franc

1 Franc -  obverse 1 Franc -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1931-1941
Value 1 Franc (1)
Metal Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.70 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 09-01-1949
References KM# 885, Gad# 470, F# 219, Schön# 200
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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:
FREEDOM-EQUALITY
BROTHERHOOD

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1931  15,503,090 0.56 0.39 1.12 0.66 (fr) F. 219/2
1931 ESSAI (fr) F. 219/1 - KM#E-B64
1932  29,768,441 0.04 0.47 0.22 1.01 0.98 (fr) F. 219/3
1933  15,356,567 0.73 1.12 1.98 (fr) F. 219/4
1933  small "3"
1934  17,285,800 0.31 1.12 1.82 (fr) F. 219/5
1934  narrow date letters
1935  1,166,038 20.74 44.84 81.28 (fr) F. 219/6
1936  23,816,782 0.55 0.21 0.56 0.75 (fr) F. 219/7
1937  30,940,378 0.28 0.57 5.61 (fr) F. 219/8
1938  66,164,569 0.11 1.10 0.55 1.00 (fr) F. 219/9
1939  48,434,500 0.56 0.56 0.96 3.67 (fr) F. 219/10
1940  29,440,012 0.09 0.67 0.56 1.05 (fr) F. 219/11
1941  34,705,492 0.56 1.40 12.33 (fr) F. 219/12

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