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|French Silver 5 Franc Coins|
Originally designed in 1898 by French engraver Louis Oscar Roty, 1846 to 1911. Roty was a prolific sculpture and engraver. His works can be found in most major European museums. His best known work is probably Semeuse, The Sower which has now appeared on various French coins for over a century, having first appeared on an 1898 5 francs essai, and then having transferred to the euro 20 cents.
She is shown wearing a Phrygian cap (Liberty Cap or Bonnet Phrygien), a soft, red, conical cap with the top pulled forward, originally worn in antiquity by the inhabitants of Phrygia, a region of central Anatolia. It was worn by freed Roman slaves, was adopted as a symbol of freedom or revolution during the French Revolution, and is now often used to represent freedom, or the search for liberty. It appear on US and other American coins, sometimes shown on a short pole.
Phrygian caps are also worn by Smurfs (Schtoumpfs)
Silver 5 Francs
French 5 franc coins have varied in size, metal, and alloy due to inflation, precious metal prices, and other factors. The 1960 to 1969 "Semeuse" issue are a similar size to a US half dollar, or an old English florin. They contain almost a third of an ounce of fine silver. The same design continued from 1970 to 2001, but in a nickel clad cupro-nickel composition.
Notes on Table
Weight = Weight in grams
Purity = Purity of alloy.
ASW = Actual silver content in troy ounces.
Price & Availability
|Date||Denomination||Description||Mintage||Grade||Availability||Price £||Price $||Price €|
|1960||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||55,182,000||about EF||Yes||£9||$14||€11|
|1960||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||55,182,000||AU||Yes||£10||$16||€12|
|1961||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||15,630,000||about EF||Yes||£9||$14||€11|
|1961||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||15,630,000||AU||Yes||£10||$16||€12|
|1962||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||42,500,000||about EF||Yes||£9||$14||€11|
|1962||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||42,500,000||AU||Yes||£10||$16||€12|
|1963||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||37,936,000||about EF||Yes||£9||$14||€11|
|1963||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||37,936,000||AU||Yes||£10||$16||€12|
|1964||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||32,378,000||about EF||Yes||£9||$14||€11|
|1964||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||32,378,000||AU||Yes||£10||$16||€12|
|1965||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||5,156,000||about EF||Yes||£9||$14||€11|
|1965||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||5,156,000||AU||Yes||£12||$18||€14.50|
|1966||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||5,017,000||about EF||Yes||£9||$14||€11|
|1966||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||5,017,000||AU||Yes||£12||$18||€14.50|
|1967||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||502,000||about EF||Ask||£Ask||$Ask||Ask|
|1967||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||502,000||AU||Ask||£Ask||$Ask||Ask|
|1968||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||557,000||about EF||Ask||£Ask||$Ask||Ask|
|1968||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||557,000||AU||Ask||£Ask||$Ask||Ask|
|1969||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||504,000||about EF||Ask||£Ask||$Ask||Ask|
|1969||5 Francs||Semeuse - The Sower||504,000||AU||Ask||£Ask||$Ask||Ask|
Notes on Table
Availability = Availability from Stock
Please note all prices are subject to fluctuation.
KM# = Catalogue number in Krause Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - Present
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