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1 Franc light type

1 Franc (light type) -  obverse 1 Franc (light type) -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1959
Value 1 Franc (1)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.41 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References KM# 885a, Gad# 473, F# 221, Schön# 200a
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

Wreathed female head facing left, lettering around edge both sides, engraver's name behind head

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
MORLON

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

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

Reverse

A cornucopia on each side, lettering at top, value in middle with date below. Privy mark to right of date
NOTE: If there is a B or C Mintmark it is in the gap between the two, below date.

Lettering:
LIBERTE-EGALITE
FRATERNITE
1
FRANC
1947

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
The image shows both heavy KM#885a (bottom) and light KM#885.1-3 (top) type

1 Franc (light type)

Comments

Mint letters:
None = Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
B = Beaumont-le-Roger, Normandy, France
C = Castelsarassin, Midi-Pyrénées, France

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1941  (fr) F. 221/1 - Essai
1941  0.11 0.33 0.81 3.07 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1944  0.22 0.55 12.75 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1944 C 1.94 2.77 KM#885a.3
1945  100 (fr) F. 221/5 - Essai
1945  61,780,000 0.17 0.14 0.11 0.35 4.43 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945 B 4,250,866 0.78 5.68 KM#885a.2
1945 C 5,219,806 0.12 2.22 6.79 13.17 KM#885a.3
1946  62,385,157 0.11 0.55 0.55 0.35 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1946 B 26,493,000 0.83 0.67 11.09 KM#885a.2
1947  110,448,000 0.04 0.13 0.17 0.28 1.99 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1947 B 51,562,000 0.11 0.23 1.08 1.94 KM#885a.2
1948  96,092,000 0.17 0.12 0.27 0.33 2.22 2.01 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1948 B 45,481,000 0.11 0.22 0.95 2.24 KM#885a.2
1949  41,090,000 0.11 0.33 0.55 2.47 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1949 B 35,840,000 0.11 0.22 0.76 4.56 KM#885a.2
1950  27,882,286 0.89 0.70 1.17 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1950 B 18,800,000 1.11 2.22 3.88 KM#885a.2
1957  16,497,000 0.23 0.62 0.83 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1957 B 63,976,000 0.11 0.22 0.22 0.44 1.11 9.42 4.17 KM#885a.2
1958  21,197,000 0.12 0.08 0.55 2.22 2.60 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1958 B 13,412,000 2.22 2.22 28.27 KM#885a.2
1959  41,985,000 0.54 0.33 0.47 1.64 15.52 KM#885a.1; cornucopia; owl mark

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