France 1901 franc
This issue, from the Paris mint, is the fourth year of issue of the famous Semeuse ("Sower") design which superseded the Cérès head of 1871-95. This design was used on fifty centimes, one franc and two francs of 1898-1920 during the Third Republic of France. This date is rather scarce, especially compared to the wartime dates of 1914-20.
Recorded mintage: 6,200,000.
Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, 23 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Oscar Roty.
Catalog reference: KM 844.1, F.217/6.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc IX: Les Monnaies. Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2012.