France 1985 100 francs KM-957

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This issue, an NCLT, commemorates the centennial of Emile Zola's novel Germinal. Le Franc warns that circulating counterfeits exist. It was demonetized with the coming of the euro and now trades for bullion. This type was also struck in gold (Fr-600) and is rare thus.

Recorded mintage: 4,000,511.

Specification: 15 g, .900 fine silver, plain edge.

Catalog reference: F.453/2; KM-957.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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