The coins of the French franc date back to as early as 781 in the Carolingian monetary system. In 1960, the New franc was introduced by the Fifth Republic as Europe continued its recovery from the devastation of World War II. Among those coins was the Francs Silver Coin with .835 silver content. Right now, 5 Francs Silver France Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside an individual plastic flip!
- Comes from a date range of 1960 to 1969!
- Final silver coins in the French franc denomination!
- Consists of .3221 Troy ounce of actual silver content.
- Bears a face value of 5 Francs backed by the government of France.
- The obverse side depicts the famous Le Semeuse design.
- On the reverse are sprigs of wheat, acorns, and olives.
- Please keep in mind you may receive coins with matching dates when buying multiples.
Each 5 Francs Silver France Coin listed here comes with an individual plastic flip. The coins available here come with .835 silver content and are roughly the size of the US half dollars issued in the 20th century. These coins come with possible dates of 1960 to 1969. We are not able to guarantee the date mark on the coins you receive in advance. Each one is chosen at random after your payment clears. If you buy multiples, please keep in mind you may get coins with matching dates.
The New franc of the French Fifth Republic was introduced in 1960. The currency was redenominated that year after suffering from more than two centuries of inflation. The coins were struck from 1960 to 2001 and removed from circulation and production with the debut of the Euro in 2002.
The obverse side of 5 Francs Silver France Coins comes with a popular depiction of Le Semeuse. The Sower, as she is known, was designed by Oscar Roty in 1897 and debuted on the silver coins of the Third French Republic. The Sower appeared on Silver Francs from 1897 to 1911 and was then revived for these silver coins in 1960.
On the reverse field of the 5 Francs Silver France Coin is a depiction of various sprigs. Included in the design are sprigs of wheat, acorns, and olives, with the national motto, date mark, and face value all included within the design element. The coins have an edge-lettering as well that also has the national motto. Available until 1969, 5 Francs Silver France Coins were replaced by a cupronickel alloy in 1970.
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