- Coin of the Day: On Sept 6, 1757, the Marquis de La Fayette (known to Americans as Lafayette) was born. The French aristocrat fought for America's freedom in the Revolutionary War. When he returned to France, he was a key figure in the French Revolution as well. He's on this 1987 Essai 100 Francs.
Period: Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type: Circulating commemorative coin
Value: 100 Francs (100 FRF)
Currency: New franc (1960-2001)
Composition: 90% Silver
Weight: 15 grams
Diameter: 31 mm
Thickness: 2.20 mm
Orientation: Coin alignment
Obverse: Bust left. Lettering: GÉNÉRAL LA FAYETTE, D'AP B. DUVIVIER, RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE ·
Engraver: Pierre-Benjamin Duvivier
Reverse: Liberty cap over inscription above denomination, date below. Lettering: LIBERTÉ, ÉGALITÉ, FRATERNITÉ, 100F, 19 87 DURAND-MEGRET.
Engraver: Michel Durand-Megret
Edge: Smooth Check out this coin on ebay