Short video summarizing the origin of this coin with a bonus: the photo of the woman who inspired Gustave Roty to create the original wax engraving of this mythical coin.
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- Ancient value
- French Republic
- Liberty Equality Fraternity
- 10 grams
- 27 mm
- Louis-Oscar Roty 1846-1911
- Silver 835 ‰
- February 17, 2005
- 2 francs
Obverse: The obverse represents a woman wearing a Phrygian cap sowing in the rising sun. With written the legend FRENCH REPUBLIC
Reverse: Written the legend LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE. In the center the value 2 FRANCS in two separate lines above an olive branch.
Info: The Sower engraved by Oscar Roty (1846-1911) is a type of coin that has had a remarkable career. His design, created in 1897 for the silver coins of the french Third Republic, was reused in 1960 for the new francs. It then became one of the three symbols to appear on the national sides of the euro.
RARITY AND SPECIFICITY
This 1898 millenium has been graded only 36 times in MS quality.Moreover, the one you acquired in MS 64 quality exists only in 17 copies in the world.There are only 7 different coins in the world that have the quality MS 64
HISTORY & RESEARCH
The sower is represented in other contexts that are deeply rooted in popular imagery