France 20 and 50 Francs  1950 to 1958
France 20 and 50 Francs 1950 to 1958

In the old days, before 1950, French 20 and 50 franc coins were minted in gold. Nice! But they later switched to aluminum-bronze. The 20 and 50 franc coins look the same except, of course, for the big 20 or 50 on the back side. The values below are for most (common) dates:

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $10

There are a few *good dates* in these series. Some dates are dependent on the mint mark to be valuable. The mint mark, when present, is located just below the date. The catalog values below are for coins in well preserved condition:

20 francs dated 1954B: $250
50 francs dated 1950: $225
50 francs dated 1950B: $4000
50 francs dated 1954: $65
50 francs dated 1954B: $12
50 francs dated 1958: $85

Use our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 3815 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: bmz04, Wed, 21-Apr-2010 19:48:57 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sun, 13-Jul-2014 15:06:11 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 13-Jul-2014 15:05:03 GMT
Requester description: 1952 g-guraud republique franciaise liberte egalite franternite 20 francs 1952
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I have a 1953 50 francs coin also have 2 20 francs coins dated in 1973 and 1967 and lastly a 1973 10 francs coin and 5 francs 1974. Just wondering what it's worth
For the 1953 coin, see this page. The more modern ones are worth face value. - CoinQuest (Paul)

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