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20 Centimes Vichy French State

Features

Country France
Type Common coin
Years 1941-1944
Value 20 Centimes (0.20)
Metal Zinc
Weight 3.50 g
Diameter 24.50 mm
Thickness 1.50 mm
Shape Round with a hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-04-1947
References KM# 900.1, KM# 900.2, Gad# 321, Schön# 211, F# 153A
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

Obverse

Lettering:
ETAT
FRANÇAIS

Translation: FRENCH STATE

Engraver: Atelier de Paris

Reverse

Value above and below hole, date below.

Lettering:
20
CENTIMES
1944

Engraver: Atelier de Paris

Edge

Reeded

20 Centimes (Vichy French State)

© DB-Monnaie - pimousse124.free.fr

Comments

Non-Magnetic

NOTE: this coin comes in two varieties:
- KM#900.1 heavy(3,5gr) - thick flan
- KM#900.2 light (3.0gr) - thin flan
The change in weight happen by application of a decree of 26 July 1943. The 2 varieties exist only for the year 1943 (from the french book "the Franc IX"). The World Coins is wrong when mentioning the 2 varieties for 1941 and 1942.
Some Numista members found coins of 3,30-3,35gr for 1941 they have to be considered as heavy even if their weight is not clearly heavy.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1941  Essai
1941  31,397,000 0.59 1.76 KM#900.1 (thick flan) Edge reeded with fine reeds
1941  KM#900.1 (thick flan) Edge reeded with large reeds
1942  112,868,000 0.49 1.53 KM#900.1 (thick flan)
1943  64,138,000 0.59 2.35 3.52 KM#900.1 (thick flan)
1943  0.77 KM#900.2 (thin flan)
1944  5,249,855 KM#900.2 (thin flan)

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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