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Numismatics / MOVED: Paper money museums
« Last post by Figleaf on February 22, 2020, 09:18:43 AM »
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Collecting banknotes / Paper money museums
« Last post by Pabitra on February 22, 2020, 04:57:08 AM »
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Unidentified tokens / Lakshami token
« Last post by Desibot on February 22, 2020, 02:37:28 AM »
Hi guys any date for this token leaning towards 1960?

Thanks
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France / Re: French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro
« Last post by <k> on February 22, 2020, 01:14:52 AM »
A silver 5 francs coin showing Roty's sower on the obverse was issued from 1959 up to and including 1969, but from 1969 a copper-nickel version initially co-circulated with it and then replaced it.

The reverse showed Roty's classic design of a poppy (symbolic of peace), barley (for food and agriculture), acorns (for strength) and olives (for peace).

Below you see a copper-nickel version, dated 1979.
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France / Re: French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro
« Last post by <k> on February 22, 2020, 01:05:43 AM »
A similar 1 franc coin, using Roty's designs, had been issued from 1960 onward. Below you see the reverse of the coin.
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France / Re: French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro
« Last post by <k> on February 22, 2020, 01:00:33 AM »
Below, the reverse of the half franc, showing an olive branch.
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France / Re: French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro
« Last post by <k> on February 22, 2020, 12:59:34 AM »
The 50 centimes coin, with a diameter of 25 mm and a weight of 7 grams, was considered too heavy. So, from 1964 through to 2001, a new nickel half franc coin replaced the aluminium-brass 50 centimes coin, with which it initially co-circulated.

The half franc weighed 4.5 grams and had a diameter of 19.5 mm.


The obverse and reverse of the new coin revived Louis-Oscar Roty's classic obverse and reverse designs from early in the 20th century.

Roty had died in 1911, and often you find the words 'd'après Roty' on modern coins bearing his old designs, meaning 'after' or 'in the style of' Roty.


Below: the sower.
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France / Re: French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro
« Last post by <k> on February 22, 2020, 12:45:44 AM »
From 1966 a similar 5 centimes coin was issued, to replace the stainless steel version, which had been issued for the final time in 1964.
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France / Re: French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro
« Last post by <k> on February 22, 2020, 12:45:08 AM »
The similar 50 centimes coin was also first issued in 1962. It was issued in 1963 and 1964 but then discontinued.
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France / Re: French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro
« Last post by <k> on February 22, 2020, 12:33:11 AM »
The reverse of the 20 centimes coin.
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