During the revolution of the year 1789, France abolished the monarchy as well as its coat of arms and insignias. To henceforth illustrate the national seal, coins and official documents, the young republic resorted to other symbols: To newly created ones such as the tricolor, the blue, white and red, national flag. Or to well known ones like the Gallic cock, which symbolizes the French people (Latin gallus = cock, but also the Gaul). Or to the lady depicted on this coin. It is Marianne, the official personification of the Republic of France since 1792, representing liberty for the French people.