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France 50 Centimes and 1 and 2 Francs  1931 to 1959
France 50 Centimes and 1 and 2 Francs 1931 to 1959

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, less than $1 US dollar in worn condition. If you can find one in fully uncirculated condition, the catalog value rises to $5 to $15. Your coin, sir or madam, dated 1941, is a common date.

These coins were minted in aluminum and aluminum-bronze, the latter sometimes mistaken for gold.

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 in the opening paragraph 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 Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to interpret what we mean by 'catalog value.'

Coin: 2863 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
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Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 23-Aug-2013 00:08:15 GMT
Requester description: Liberte Egslite Fraternite 2 Francs 1941
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