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Coin "Sower – Franc à Cheval"

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Сеятель – «Конный франк»

Name Sower – Franc à Cheval
Presented by Monnaie de Paris
Nominal value 100 euro
Metal Gold 920°
Weight 17 g
Diameter 31 mm
Mintage 500 pcs.
Production quality Inclusion of the old coin in the modern design
Description of obverse and reverse The obverse and the reverse of the Franc à cheval draw two branches of this quatrefoil. At the centre, the French army brought together around John II the Good during the Poitiers battle in 1356 can be seen. The coin’s face value is inscribed. On the obverse, the king John II the Good galloping is wearing a helmet crowned with the fleur-de-lys. Along the edges of the coin, the legend «JOHANNES DEI GRATIA FRANCORUM REX » is inscribed. The reverse of the Franc à Cheval presents a cross with a quatrefoil shape. The legend «XPC VINCIT XPC REGNAT XPC IMPERAT» is inscribed. The obverse depicts Roty’s Sower in a more contemporary setting; encircled by the twelve stars of the European flag, the feminine figure is framed with a heraldic French flag.
A brief annotation The 100 Years War, between France and England from 1337 to 1453 sets up the economical context of the franc’s creation. King Philip VI has to find a way to pay the expenses of war. He carries out monetary changes that end up in brutal devaluations. John II the Good is sacred king of France in 1350. He obtained the financing of its army in exchange of better currency stability. On the 19th of September 1356, he was taken prisoner at the Poitiers Battle. He was released in exchange of a 3 million ransom. In order to pay his debt, John II created a unique currency: the Franc à cheval.
Designer Monnaie de Paris’ Workshop
Producer Monnaie de Paris

Григорий Малеев
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