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20 Francs signature "GEORGES GUIRAUD"

20 Francs (signature "GEORGES GUIRAUD") -  obverse 20 Francs (signature "GEORGES GUIRAUD") -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country France
Type Common coin
Year 1950
Value 20 Francs (20)
Metal Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.50 mm
Thickness 1.66 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 30-06-1970
References KM# 916, F# 401, Gad# 864, Schön# 222
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Female head facing left, designer, legend
NOTE: Signature in full length (compare KM#917; shortened)

Lettering: REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE GEORGES GUIRAUD

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Reverse

Rooster facing right, laurel branch, value, year of production, pattern around edge

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.
The 4-feathers variety has been identified as a counterfeit.
NOTE: If it has B letter it is below date

Lettering:
20
FRANCS
1950
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Edge

Smooth

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1950  5,779,000 0.85 1.93 2.89 KM#916.1 (3 feathers)
1950  25 KM#916.1 (4 feathers)
1950 B 9.66 22.65 KM#916.2 (3 feathers)
1950 B KM#916.2 (4 feathers)

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