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5 Francs signature "O. Roty"

5 Francs (signature "O. Roty") -  obverse 5 Francs (signature "O. Roty") -  reverse

Obverse © A. KOIFMAN JR - Reverse © A. KOIFMAN JR.

Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1969-2001
Value 5 Francs (5 FRF)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2.09 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
References KM# 926a.1, Gad# 771, F# 341, Schön# 235a
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

The Sower, designed by Oscar Roty in 1900, a national emblem of the French Republic

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
O. Roty

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Louis Oscar Roty is a French sculptor and medalist, born in Paris on June 11, 1846, and died in the same city on March 23, 1911.

Reverse

Olive branches, oak branches and wheat ears, underneath the facial value, are surrounded with the French motto: "LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE"

Lettering:
LIBERTE•EGALITE•FRATERNITE
5
FRANCS
1970

Translation:
LIBERTY • EQUALITY • FRATERNITY
5
FRANCS
1970

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Louis Oscar Roty is a French sculptor and medalist, born in Paris on June 11, 1846, and died in the same city on March 23, 1911.

Edge

Reeded

5 Francs (signature "O. Roty")

© Cyrillius

Comments

Different privy marks throughout mintages.
Owl 1958-74 Raymond Joly.
Dolphin 1975-94 Rousseau.
Bee 1994-2000 Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe  2001 Gérard Buquoy

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1969  (fr) G771 - GEM154.10 - pre-série sans le mot "ESSAI"
1970  5,000 Essai
1970  57,900,000 0.48 0.62 0.56 0.73 1.05 owl mark
1971  142,216,000 0.24 0.47 0.55 0.80 0.75 2.24 owl mark
1972  45,507,000 0.22 0.56 0.69 0.84 6.43 owl mark
1973  45,079,000 0.24 0.56 0.56 0.93 1.14 7.28 owl mark
1974  26,986,811 0.34 1.32 0.84 0.85 11.24 owl mark
1975  16,761,011 1.12 0.85 dolphin mark
1976  1,665,711 1.71 10.11 dolphin mark
1977  460,011 5.62 4.08 5.00 dolphin mark
1978  30,046,011 0.56 1.12 0.91 3.37 3.93 dolphin mark
1979  50,511 30.34 dolphin mark
1980  60,000 22.47 dolphin mark, In Sets only
1981  50,011 17.42 dolphin mark
1982  59,711 16.29 dolphin mark
1983  100,972 0.71 21.35 dolphin mark
1984  50,247 dolphin mark
1985  20,111 65.73 dolphin mark
1986  15,000 109.55 dolphin mark, In Sets only
1987  19,993,967 0.40 0.56 1.69 2.25 2.81 5.34 dolphin mark
1988  95,576 16.85 dolphin mark
1989  94,449 6.55 16.85 dolphin mark
1990  15,000,011 0.58 1.12 0.99 0.51 dolphin mark
1991  2,500 (fr) F. 341/24 - frappe médaille
1991  7,488,011 2.25 1.69 dolphin mark
1992  2,698 (fr) F. 341/26 - frappe médaille
1992  9,966,011 1.69 1.69 10.11 dolphin mark
1993  3,095 (fr) F. 341/28 - frappe médaille
1993  14,970,011 0.74 0.98 0.88 8.71 8.43 dolphin mark
1994  3,973,818 61.80 bee mark
1994  6,000,000 1.49 1.27 7.87 dolphin mark
1995  19,990,011 1.12 1.48 5.62 bee mark
1996  17,013 bee mark
1997  15,000 bee mark, In Sets only
1998  25,000 bee mark, In Sets only
1999  25,500 22.47 bee mark, In Sets only
2000  100,000 22.47 bee mark, In Sets only
2001  125,000 12.36 horseshoe mark, In Sets only

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