France, 1 franc, 1960

It’s France again.

France, 1 franc, 1960 (KM #925.1)


In 1959, France revalued the franc 100 to one, with new coins released in 1960. This coin is an all-nickel version of the silver franc minted from 1898 to 1916, and this type would be struck for the remainder of the century. It’s worth quite a bit for its nickel content alone now, which makes up for its legal tender value of zero.

Mintage is a whopping 406,375,000!
Metal Nickel
Weight 6 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.79 mm
Engraver Louis-Oscar Roty
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment
Demonetized 02-17-2002

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