• 100 Francs 1950-1952, KM# 93, Algeria
  • 100 Francs 1950-1952, KM# 93, Algeria
Description

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Obverse

Laureate head of Marianne right, surrounded by the country name (French Republic).

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. Her profile stands out on the official government logo of the country, is engraved on French euro coins and appears on French postage stamps; it also was featured on the former franc currency.

REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
P. TURIN

Reverse

Value above date, flanked by wheat ears, country below.

Mintmark of the Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris in Pessac): Cornucopia (horn of plenty)

Mint master's mark: Wing (Lucien Georges Bazor, Chief Engraver at the Paris Mint from 1930 to 1958)

100
FRANCS
1950
ALGERIE

Edge

100 Francs

KM# 93 Schön# 3
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 12 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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