France 50-FRANCS (KM918) Rooster
'Gallus' is Latin for both "rooster" and "inhabitant of Gaul" (ancient Gaul occupied the same area as present day France). The rooster appeared on ancient coins, and was a religious symbol in the middle ages. During the Renaissance the rooster became closely associated with the developing nation of France. Its position was solidified during WWII. For more info on the Gallic Rooster, click HERE.
The Gallic Rooster series of 10-, 20-, and 50-franc coins was issued through most of the 1950s.
- Diameter: 27 mm
- Composition: Aluminum-Bronze
- CAT#: KM918.1