30.0000 g., 0.9000 Silver 0.8680 oz. ASW Obv: Denomination
within wreath Rev: Hercules group
The Hercules were issued from 1974-1980 and contain appreciably more silver than the U.S. Morgan dollars. Dupre's engravings first appeared on the French Revolution coins of 1794. The obverse features giant Hercules flanked by Liberty and Equality. Inscribed around the coin's outer, upper edge is: Liberte Egalite Fraternite. The reverse: 50 Francs is inscribed at the coin's center. The inscription is surrounded by laurel wreaths. Inscribed around the outer coin edge is: Republique Francaise, with the date 1976 at the coin's bottom.