France 50 Centimes and 1 and 2 Francs  1942 to 1944
France 50 Centimes and 1 and 2 Francs 1942 to 1944

Hi DW -- These French coins with the double-headed battle axe were minted only in the War years. They come in denominations 50 centimes and 1 and 2 francs. There are 100 centimes in one franc.

Most of these coins carry low values. Typically, the catalogs say:

worn: $1 US dollar
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $5

for all these coins, 50 centimes, 1 franc and 2 francs.

But there are some special dates and mint marks which are worth a little bit more, as follows (values shown are for well preserved coins):

1944 no mint mark: $6
1943B: $30
1944B: $8
1944C: $8

1944 no mint mark: $10 when fully uncirculated

1943B: $15

Use our Important Terminology link to understand what these catalog values mean relative to actual value.

Coin: 4123 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: DW, Sat, 15-May-2010 16:08:52 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 29-Aug-2013 11:42:01 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Fri, 21-Aug-2015 23:06:14 GMT
Requester description: 1943 has a double sided ax and says ETAT FRANCAIS other side TRAVAIL FAMILLE PATRIE on top 50 in center CENTIMES under the 50 the date under that 1943 with two sets os leafs on each side of the 50
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Hi my name is David Wood from Canada. I have a few of these coins with double axe on one side and travail famille Patrie on other side. They are 2 franc coins 2 are 1943, 1 is 1944. I also have a 2 franc coin on one side is a woman facing left republique francois on one side and liberte ecalite fraternite on the other dated 1945. i also have a 5 franc coin with woman facing left with repulique francaise on one side and RF with a leaf wreath almost all around the back side dated 1947. I also have a 1franc coin with double sided axe on one side and etat francaise and other side is travailfamille patrie on other side dated 1943. The last coin i have is a 1/2 franc coin with a centurion on one side with a spear and a shield and 1969 on other side along with 1/2 franc. Can you tell me the value of these they are all in excellent condition. My email address is dwoud *address suppressed*. Thank you for your time. - David Wood
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