Monnaies Françaises has been the bible for the coins of modern France since it was first published in 1973. It is now authored by Francesco Pastrone and published by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco. In French, it is called "Le Rouge" (The Red).
The 23rd edition, covering the years 1789-2017 is now available with all illustrations in color and a number of new features. Among them are the coins of the Kingdom of Westphalia, French commemorative coins to 2001, French euro coins to 2017, and expanded coverage of the coinage of Monaco.
Making its debut in this edition is a 41 page section on the essais, piéforts, and proofs or flans brunis of Napoleon III (1851-1868).
Mintages are included for the French euro coins. The book also has more than 500 additional photos showing many close-up details.
It is now up to 590, full-color pages, but is being sold at the same price of $45.00. It has information on all French coins minted since the Revolution of 1789 through the current Fifth Republic in chronological order by denomination (smallest to largest), including both the circulation and collector issues of France's modern euro coins. Also given are: metal, fineness, weight, diameter, edge, engraver's name and privy marks. Mintage figures are provided by date and mint mark for each denomination, along with accurate current values in euros in up to five grades. Also included are obsidional coinage for the sieges of Mainz and Antwerp and special sections on commemorative coins, coins of Monaco, coins of Corsica (1736, 1762-68), coins of Saarland (1954-55), Italian coinage under Napoleon (1800-1815). and an illustrated guide of all privy marks.
590 pages, hard bound
5.8 x 8.2 inches
Published by Editions Victor Gadoury, Monaco