France, 1 franc, 1958

This one is different.

France, 1 franc, 1958 (KM #885a.1)


This design for the French franc was used from 1932-1940 (in brass) and 1941-1959 (in aluminum), with a brief interruption during WWII when the Vichy government issued the “axe franc” instead. After the revaluation of the French franc in 1960, and the new franc’s replacement by the euro forty years after that, this coin is twice removed from legal tender status.

Mintage is 21,197,000
Metal Aluminum
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.41 mm
Engraver P. A. Morlon
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes

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