France 1966 1/2 franc

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
France 1966 demi franc rev DC.jpg

This specimen is a common date of a type struck at the Paris mint 1964-2001. Some of the later dates after 1978 are only available from FDC sets. The original Roty design, called La Semeuse, appeared on half, one and two francs of 1898-1920. This type replaced an aluminum bronze fifty centimes of 1962-64.

Recorded mintage: 88,897,571.

Specification: 4.5 g, nickel, 19.5 mm diameter, after a design by Oscar Roty (1846-1911).

Catalog reference: F.198/5, KM 931.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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