Obverse: bust of Franklin and Montyon on the left, FRANKLIN BIENFAISANCE DU GÉNIEMONTYON GÉNIE DE LA BIENFAISANCE (Trans: FRANKLIN GENIUS CHARITY MONTYON GENIUS OF CHARITY)
Reverse: MONTYON ET FRANKLIN POUR LES PORTRAITS DES HOMMES UTILES LES SOUSCRIPTEURS ASSOCIES POUR PROPAGER L'HISTOIRE DES BIENFAITEURS DE L'HUMANITE 1833. (Trans: MONTYON AND FRANKLIN SOCIETY FOR PORTRAITS OF USEFUL MEN ASSOCIATED SUBSCRIBERS TO SPREAD THE STORY OF BENEFACTORS OF HUMANITY 1833.
Jacques-Jean Barre (1793-1855)) was the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, the Great Seal of France, bank notes and postage stamps, as well as the first Swiss coinage which was initially minted there.