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This specimen is a commonest date of a type struck at the Paris and Beamont-le-Roger mints 1954-58 under the Fourth Republic (1946-59).  The inflation triggered by the devastation wreaked by World War Two continued thru the 1950's, forcing the regime to strike coins in ever higher denominations.  It is a far cry from the magnificent [[France 1904-A 100 francs|gold coin]] of the Third Republic.  The [[France 1973 franc|new franc]] which replaced it in 1960 with the inauguration of the Fifth Republic was equal to this coin and was struck to this standard.  This type was not demonetized until 1966.
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This specimen is a commonest date of a type struck at the Paris and Beamont-le-Roger mints 1954-58 under the [[France|French]] Fourth Republic (1946-59).  The inflation triggered by the devastation wreaked by World War Two continued thru the 1950's, forcing the regime to strike coins in ever higher denominations.  It is a far cry from the magnificent [[France 1904-A 100 francs|gold coin]] of the Third Republic.  The [[France 1973 franc|new franc]] which replaced it in 1960 with the inauguration of the Fifth Republic was equal to this coin and was struck to this standard.  This type was not demonetized until 1966.
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' 97,285,500.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' 97,285,500.
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* [[Coins and currency dated 1954]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1954]]
  
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[[Category:Base metal coinage of France]][[Category:Selections from the Mountain Groan Collection]]

Revision as of 11:52, 12 October 2012

from the Mountain Groan Collection
France 1954 100 francs rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen is a commonest date of a type struck at the Paris and Beamont-le-Roger mints 1954-58 under the French Fourth Republic (1946-59). The inflation triggered by the devastation wreaked by World War Two continued thru the 1950's, forcing the regime to strike coins in ever higher denominations. It is a far cry from the magnificent gold coin of the Third Republic. The new franc which replaced it in 1960 with the inauguration of the Fifth Republic was equal to this coin and was struck to this standard. This type was not demonetized until 1966.

Recorded mintage: 97,285,500.

Specification: 6 g, copper-nickel, 24 mm diameter, designed by Robert Cochet (1903-88).

Catalog reference: F.450/2, KM 919.1.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 35th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc VIII: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2009.

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