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6.55957 francs
General information
Country

Flag of France France

Value

6.55957 francs

Years

19992001

Measurements and composition
Mass
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  • 13 g (1999, KM#1254)
  • 22.2 g (1999-2001)
Composition

silver

Appearance
Shape

round

Alignment

coin

Obverse
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  • Europa, year (1999-2001)
  • Europe, euro sign, 12 stars, "RF", value, year (2001)
Reverse

value

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The 6.55957 franc coin was a commemorative coin minted by France from 1999 to 2001. It was originally minted to commemorate France joining the eurozone, though other coins followed. The strange denomination is derived from the exchange rate between the euro and franc, giving the coin a value equal to one euro.

CoinsEdit

The coins were composed of .900 fine silver. The first coin weighed 13 grams, though all the coins that came after weighed approximately 22.2 grams. Commonly depicted on the obverse of the coins was an allegory of Europa, often with the value and year of minting of the coin, though certain 2001 issues became exceptions. The reverse of each coin varied.

1999 coinsEdit

Image Number Obverse Reverse Mintage
KM#1254 Europa, euro signs, year "RF", value, exchange rates of other currencies and the euro 200,000
KM#1255 Europa, euro sign, countries of the European Union, value, year 20,000

2000 coinsEdit

Image Number Obverse Reverse Mintage
KM#1225 Europa, euro sign, countries of the European Union, value, year Art of the Renaissance period, Europe, "ART DE LA RENAISSANCE", "XV•-XVI•SIÈCLE" 15,000
KM#1226 Buildings and art of the Baroque period, Europe, "ART CLASSIQUE ET BAROQUE", "XVII•-XVIII•SIÈCLE"
KM#1227 Artistic designs, "ART NOUVEAU", "ENTRE XIX• ET XX• SIÈCLE"
KM#1228 Modern art and architecture, Europe, "ART MODERNE", "DU XX• AU XXI• SIÈCLE"
KM#1244 Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, Europe, "ART GREC ET ROMAIN", "1000 av. 476 apr.J.·C."
KM#1245 Roman art, "ART ROMAN", "X•-XII•SIÈCLE"
KM#1246 Gothic art, "ART GOTHIQUE", "XII•-XVI•SIÈCLE"
KM#1258 Europa, euro signs, year "RF", value, exchange rates of other currencies and the euro 200,000
KM#1259 "RF", coins, value, exchange rates of other currencies and the euro 10,000

2001 coinsEdit

Image Number Obverse Reverse Mintage
KM#1265.1 Europa, euro signs, year "RF", value, exchange rates of other currencies and the euro approx. 20,000
KM#1265.2 approx. 10,000
KM#1276 Europe, euro sign, 12 stars, "RF", value, year "FRATERNITE" in red letters 2171
KM#1277 "EGALITE" in white letters 2190
KM#1278 "LIBERTE" in white letters 2259

ReferencesEdit

Template:French franc

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