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Hugh Capet (c. 939 – 24 October 996) was the King of the Franks from 987 to 996. He is the founder and first king from the House of Capet. The son of the powerful duke Hugh the Great and his wife Hedwige of Saxony, he was elected as the successor of the last Carolingian king, Louis V. Hugh was descended from Charlemagne's sons Louis the Pious and Pepin of Italy through his mother and paternal grandmother, respectively, and was also a nephew of Otto the Great.
Engraver: Gérard Baldrati
Depicts a figure of King Hugh Capet from the tomb sculpture, crosses in the background, the inscription "Millennium of the Capetians" above, dates below.
Denomination and date within circle, surrounded by the country name and the national motto of France (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity). Engraver's name on the left within a circle.
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE + LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE +
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