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20 Francs signature "G GUIRAUD"

20 Francs (signature "G GUIRAUD") -  obverse20 Francs (signature "G GUIRAUD") -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1954
Value 20 Francs (20)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.66 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 06-30-1970
References F# 402,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
KM# 917,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 865,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Schön# 222
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Female head facing left, designer, legend
NOTE: Signature shortened (compare KM#916; in full length)

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
G GUIRAUD

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Reverse

Rooster facing right, laurel branch, value, year of production, pattern around edge.
NOTE: If there is a B mintmark it is below date
NOTE: To see which feathers you have to count, look at the six horizontal tail feathers of the rooster. If all six horizontal feathers are visible, there are three curved feathers before them - if they are not all visible, there are four curved feathers.

Lettering:
20
FRANCS
1952
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1950  1,700 0.5% (fr) F. 402/1 - 4 plumes - Essai
1950  126,435,000 0.41 0.87 8.34 26% KM#917.1 (3 feathers)
1950  0.05 0.87 1.10 7.03 12.39 24% KM#917.1 (4 feathers)
1950 B 43,355,000 0.36 1.89 81.90 12% KM#917.2 (3 feathers)
1950 B 0.14 0.35 1.27 2.41 18% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)
1951  2 0.08% (fr) F. 402/6 - Essai
1951  97,922,000 0.06 0.22 0.54 0.76 0.98 2.34 3.19 47% KM#917.1 (4 feathers)
1951 B 46,814,790 0.22 0.43 1.08 3.36 33% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)
1952  130,281,000 0.29 0.54 0.77 1.08 53% KM#917.1 (4 feathers)
1952 B 54,381,160 0.17 0.54 1.08 4.68 20.80 30% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)
1953  60,158,000 0.16 0.60 1.08 5.73 33% KM#917.1 (4 feathers)
1953 B 42,409,050 1.08 1.24 2.90 26% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)
1954 B 0.9% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)

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