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Description

The French Third Republic was the system of government adopted in France from 1870 when the Second French Empire collapsed during the Franco-Prussian War until 1940 when France's defeat by Nazi Germany in World War II led to the formation of the Vichy government in France.

Engraver: Jean-Baptiste Daniel-Dupuis

Obverse

Marianne wearing a Phrygian cap, right, surrounded by the country name.

Marianne is a national symbol of the French Republic, an allegory of liberty and reason, and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty. It is a significant republican symbol, opposed to monarchy, and an icon of freedom and democracy against all forms of dictatorship.

The Phrygian cap is a soft conical cap with the top pulled forward, associated in antiquity with several peoples in Eastern Europe and Anatolia, including Phrygia, Dacia, and the Balkans. In early modern Europe it came to signify freedom and the pursuit of liberty through a confusion with the pileus, the felt cap of manumitted (emancipated) slaves of ancient Rome. Accordingly, the Phrygian cap sometimes is called a liberty cap.

REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

Reverse

Denomination above date within wreath, surrounded by the national motto of France (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity).

LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE
1
CENTIME
1900

Edge

1 Centime

3rd Republic
KM# 840 Gadoury# 90 Schön# 180
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 1 g
Diameter 15 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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