1 Franc light type

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

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Features

Issuer 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
Number N# 708
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 221,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 473,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 885a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 200a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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  $ 0.37 $ 0.09 $ 0.29 $ 0.96 $ 1.17 28% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark, about 43,000,000 strikes
1941  0.3% Trial Strike
1944  $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.29 $ 0.58 $ 2.11 $ 11 $ 8.88 24% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark, mintage included with 1941
1944 C $ 1.17 $ 1.17 $ 2.33 $ 3.50 12% KM#885a.3, mintage included with 1941
1945  61 780 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.15 $ 0.37 $ 2.04 $ 2.13 $ 2.59 39% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945  100 0.14% Trial Strike
1945 B 4 250 866 $ 1.17 $ 1.75 $ 3.50 $ 9.60 12% KM#885a.2
1945 C 5 219 806 $ 0.14 $ 1.52 $ 2.62 $ 9.05 15% KM#885a.3
1946  62 385 157 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.31 $ 0.58 $ 0.58 32% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1946 B 26 493 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.58 $ 0.72 $ 3.50 22% KM#885a.2
1947  110 448 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.55 $ 1.17 $ 2.33 44% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1947 B 51 562 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.23 $ 1.13 $ 6.71 22% KM#885a.2
1948  96 092 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.28 $ 0.34 $ 1.17 $ 4.67 $ 2.10 43% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1948 B 45 481 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.23 $ 0.78 $ 1.17 27% KM#885a.2
1949  41 090 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.12 $ 0.29 $ 0.58 $ 1.20 30% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1949 B 35 840 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.15 $ 0.35 $ 0.58 $ 3.50 $ 4.93 $ 5.83 24% KM#885a.2
1950  27 882 286 $ 0.17 $ 0.29 $ 0.59 $ 1.17 24% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1950 B 18 800 000 $ 0.35 $ 1.05 $ 2.33 $ 4.08 14% KM#885a.2
1957  16 497 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.35 $ 0.58 $ 1.75 $ 5.24 23% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1957 B 63 976 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.41 $ 1.17 $ 5.18 $ 4.67 35% KM#885a.2
1958  21 197 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.19 $ 0.17 $ 0.58 $ 2.33 $ 2.04 $ 2.92 25% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1958 B 13 412 000 $ 2.33 $ 2.92 $ 13 $ 1.17 12% KM#885a.2
1959  41 985 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.41 $ 0.29 $ 0.47 $ 1.63 $ 2.33 $ 1.91 32% KM#885a.1; cornucopia; owl mark, struck under the fifth Republic

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