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20 Centimes Vichy French State, Zinc, "20", heavy type

Features

Country France
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1943
Value 20 Centimes (0.20)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Zinc
Weight 3.50 g
Diameter 24.50 mm
Thickness 1.50 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 04-01-1947
References F# 153,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 321,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
Schön# 211,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
KM# 900
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Grain sprigs flank center hole

Lettering:
ETAT
FRANÇAIS
A. DE G.

Translation: French State

Engraver: Atelier de gravure

Reverse

Value above and below hole, date below.

Lettering:
20
CENTIMES
1941

Engraver: Atelier de gravure

Edge

Reeded

20 Centimes (Vichy French State, Zinc, "20", heavy type) -  obverse

© DB-Monnaie - pimousse124.free.fr

Comments

This coin comes in two varieties:
- KM#900.1 heavy (3.5 grams) - thick flan
- KM#900.2 light (3 grams) - thin flan

The change in weight happens by the 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 weighing 3 to 3.5 grams for coins from 1941 they have to be considered as heavy even if their weight is not clearly heavy.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  1.2% Essai
1941  0.51 0.58 1.75 3.19 54% KM#900.1 (thick flan) Edge reeded with fine reeds
1941  4% KM#900.1 (thick flan) Edge reeded with large reeds
1942  112,868,000 0.11 0.16 0.58 1.17 2.14 7.00 67% KM#900.1 (thick flan)
1943  64,088,000 0.18 0.93 1.63 3.06 52% KM#900.1 (thick 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. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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