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Features

Country France - Modern
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,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 470,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
KM# 885,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 200
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 Frequency
1931  0.5% (fr) F. 219/1 - KM#E-B64 - Essai
1931  15,503,090 0.36 0.36 1.08 1.89 35% (fr) F. 219/2
1932  29,768,441 0.05 0.22 0.22 0.96 0.96 40% (fr) F. 219/3
1933  2% small "3"
1933  15,356,567 0.54 1.08 1.98 25% Two variants exist; see comments
1934  17,285,800 0.11 0.32 1.08 2.16 32% (fr) F. 219/5
1934  1.3% narrow date letters
1935  1,166,038 16.21 39.82 39.82 7% (fr) F. 219/6
1936  23,816,782 0.25 0.25 0.54 0.97 34% (fr) F. 219/7
1937  30,940,378 0.27 0.54 5.40 29% (fr) F. 219/8
1938  66,164,569 0.08 0.15 0.53 0.53 1.08 3.24 48% (fr) F. 219/9
1939  48,434,500 0.32 0.54 0.54 1.04 2.44 46% (fr) F. 219/10
1940  29,440,012 0.09 0.54 0.54 1.35 36% (fr) F. 219/11
1941  34,705,492 0.10 0.54 0.54 1.34 6.67 37% (fr) F. 219/12

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