France issued coins with this pattern in three denominations and two metals: 50 centimes, 1 franc, and 2 francs denominations, and aluminum-bronze and aluminum metals. Most common dates of these old French coins carry little value. These coins were minted in aluminum and aluminum-bronze, the latter sometimes mistaken for gold.
0.50, 1, 2 FRANCS, COMMON DATES (more valuable dates are shown below)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5
Below are the better dates and mint marks. If you have one of these special coins, you are doing a little better than the common date coins cited above.
50 CENTIMES, ALUMINUM BRONZE
1947: catalog value $100 in average circulated condition (see this CoinQuest page)
50 CENTIMES, ALUMINUM
1947 with B mint mark: $5 in average circulated (see this CoinQuest page)
there are other patterns which are not covered on this page
1 FRANC, ALUMINUM BRONZE
1935: $15 in average circulated
1 FRANC, ALUMINUM
1943: $1000 in average circulated (African colonial issue)
2 FRANCS, ALUMINUM BRONZE
1935: $20 in average circulated condition
2 FRANCS, ALUMINUM
1945 with B mint mark: $8 average circulated
1945 with C mint mark: $10 average circulated
1946 with B mint mark: $5 average circulated
Use our Terminology page to interpret what we mean by 'catalog value.'