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France 5 Fr. 1962 - Semeuse
France 5 Fr. 1962 - Semeuse

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This an iconic coin of France's 5th Republic. It features Semeuse, or the "sower" and therefore I think it rightly belongs in the Folk maiden/Ceres group. 5 New Francs - 500 Old Francs. 42.5 M minted. She also wears a Liberty cap. This design by the famous engraver Oscar Roty first appeared in 1898 in the 1 and 2 Fr. denominations. It did not appear in the 5 Fr. until 1960 and by 1970 was being struck in nickel clad copper-nickel.
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Keywords: France Semeuse
Denomination: 5 Francs
Reference #: KM Y# 110
Date/Mintmark: 1962
Condition: BU
Weight: 12.0 g; .3221 oz ASW
Metal: .835 silver
Additional Categories: Ceres Head & National Maidens

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