20 Francs signature "G GUIRAUD"

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

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1954
Value 20 Francs
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium (91% Copper, 9% Aluminium)
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.66 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 30 June 1970
Number
N#
686
References F# 402,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
KM# 917,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Gad# 865,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Schön# 222
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Marianne facing left, designer, legend

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
G GUIRAUD

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Georges Guiraud was a French sculptor, engraver, medallist and painter who was born in Toulouse on 5 August 1901 and died in Saint-Hilaire-au-Temple on 12 May 1989.

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.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20
FRANCS
1952
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Translation: Liberty Equality Brotherhood

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Georges Guiraud was a French sculptor, engraver, medallist and painter who was born in Toulouse on 5 August 1901 and died in Saint-Hilaire-au-Temple on 12 May 1989.

Edge

Smooth

20 Francs (signature "G GUIRAUD") -  obverse

Mints

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)
B Beaumont-le-Roger, France

Mark

Wing Lucien Bazor, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1931-1958)

Comments



NOTE: Signature shortened (compare KM#916; in full length)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1950  Wing 1 700 0.6% (fr) F. 402/1 - 4 plumes - Essai
1950  Wing 126 435 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.54 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 24% KM#917.1 (3 feathers)
1950  Wing $ 0.10 $ 0.32 $ 0.54 $ 1.10 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 24% KM#917.1 (4 feathers)
1950 B Wing 43 355 000 $ 0.54 $ 2.20 $ 3.20 $ 12 10% KM#917.2 (3 feathers)
1950 B Wing $ 0.14 $ 0.54 $ 1.10 $ 2.70 $ 2.70 18% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)
1951  Wing 2 0.2% (fr) F. 402/6 - Essai
1951  Wing 97 922 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.65 $ 0.97 $ 1.10 $ 2.40 47% KM#917.1 (4 feathers)
1951 B Wing 46 814 790 $ 0.22 $ 0.29 $ 0.43 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 3.00 32% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)
1952  Wing 130 281 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.27 $ 0.54 $ 0.76 $ 0.88 $ 1.80 $ 1.80 52% KM#917.1 (4 feathers)
1952 B Wing 54 381 160 $ 0.10 $ 0.22 $ 0.54 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 2.10 29% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)
1953  Wing 60 158 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.32 $ 0.74 $ 0.99 $ 1.30 33% KM#917.1 (4 feathers)
1953 B Wing 42 409 050 $ 0.32 $ 0.95 $ 0.95 $ 1.10 $ 1.90 26% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)
1954 B Wing 1 573 000 0.7% KM#917.2 (4 feathers)

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Francs (signature "G GUIRAUD")
Katz
Auction 79
Lot 382
Internet Archive
Mar 21, 2023 Undetermined XF Unsold
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