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: Chris, Thu, 29-Aug-2013 11:42:01 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 29-Aug-2013 11:42:01 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
Tags: france 50 centimes centime 1 2 francs franc cmes frank fancs double ax axe etat francais travail famille patrie center offcenter two sets set os leafs leaf axes axhead axehead francaises french rf francaise francie franciaise franciase fance francai fran fracaise off centers centered setting leaves leave leaved leafed leafy leavs grain wheat grains

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