1 Franc light type

1 Franc (light type) -  obverse1 Franc (light type) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1959
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.41 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References F# 221,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 473,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 885a,
  • 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# 200a
  • 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

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
MORLON

Translation:
Republic of France
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 the top, the value in middle with the date below and the privy mark to the right of the date in between the gap between the two cornucopias

Lettering:
LIBERTE-EGALITE
FRATERNITE
1
FRANC
1947

Translation:
Liberty Equality
Fraternity
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) -  obverse

Mints

Paris, France (864-date)
B Beaumont-le-Roger, France
C Castelsarrasin, France

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  0.38 0.06 0.30 0.96 1.20 28% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark, about 43,000,000 strikes
1941  0.4% Trial Strike
1944  0.18 0.30 0.60 2.09 10.77 24% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark, mintage included with 1941
1944 C 1.20 0.96 2.39 3.83 12% KM#885a.3, mintage included with 1941
1945  61,780,000 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.37 3.59 2.19 2.65 39% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945  100 0.10% Trial Strike
1945 B 4,250,866 0.84 1.79 3.59 9.84 12% KM#885a.2
1945 C 5,219,806 0.14 1.64 3.59 9.84 15% KM#885a.3
1946  62,385,157 0.12 0.49 0.60 0.60 32% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1946 B 26,493,000 0.12 0.60 0.75 3.47 22% KM#885a.2
1947  110,448,000 0.02 0.12 0.18 0.60 1.66 2.39 45% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1947 B 51,562,000 0.18 0.24 1.16 13.32 22% KM#885a.2
1948  96,092,000 0.12 0.18 0.29 0.35 1.20 4.78 2.19 43% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1948 B 45,481,000 0.12 0.24 0.81 1.20 27% KM#885a.2
1949  41,090,000 0.05 0.12 0.32 0.60 2.67 30% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1949 B 35,840,000 0.16 0.36 0.60 3.25 5.19 5.98 25% KM#885a.2
1950  27,882,286 0.22 0.30 0.60 1.20 24% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1950 B 18,800,000 0.54 1.20 2.34 3.83 15% KM#885a.2
1957  16,497,000 0.36 0.60 2.99 5.37 23% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1957 B 63,976,000 0.08 0.24 0.24 0.42 1.20 5.31 4.78 35% KM#885a.2
1958  21,197,000 0.24 0.19 0.60 2.39 2.09 2.99 25% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1958 B 13,412,000 2.39 2.99 13.15 13% KM#885a.2
1959  41,985,000 0.06 0.42 0.30 0.51 1.79 3.59 2.00 32% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; owl mark, struck under the fifth Republic

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