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France 50 Centimes, 1 Franc and 2 Francs  1920 to 1929
France 50 Centimes, 1 Franc and 2 Francs 1920 to 1929

That's kind of a neat coin, isn't it, Samantha? These coins were minted in aluminum bronze from 1920 to 1929. There are 100 centimes in a franc, so Samantha's 50-centimes coin is half a French franc. The same pattern was used for the 1 franc and 2 francs coins, with the 'bon pour' ('good for') annotation changed on the other side.

Here are some approximate catalog values for these coins:

50 CENTIMES
worn: less than $1 US dollar
averge circulated (like our picture): $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5
coins dated 1921, 1928, and 1929 are worth about three times these values

1 FRANC
worn: less than $1 US dollar
averge circulated (like our picture): $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5
coins dated 1920 and 1926 are worth about five and eight times these values, respectively.
coins dated 1927 are worth about twice these values

2 FRANCS
worn: $1 US dollar
averge circulated (like our picture): $2
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $15
coins dated 1920 and 1926 are worth about three times these values
coins dated 1927 are rare and worth about $250 in average circulated condition

All the values above are catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page to properly interpret them and convert them to actual buy and sell prices.

Coin: 3101 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Samantha, Thu, 18-Feb-2010 02:07:43 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Fri, 23-Aug-2013 13:56:59 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Fri, 23-Aug-2013 13:56:59 GMT
Requester description: 1924 The front of the coin says 'Commerce Industrie' around the coin and says '1924' at the bottom. Under the 1924 is the word 'Domard Inv.' The front has a man holding some kind of staff sitting on a throne sideways. The back says 'Chambers De Commerce De France' around the coin and says 'Bon Pour 50 Centimes' in the middle. Under the word 'Centimes' is a small word that says 'BR AL.'
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