20 Francs signature "GEORGES GUIRAUD"

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

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1950
Value 20 Francs (20)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.50 mm
Thickness 1.66 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 30 June 1970
Number N# 7917
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 401,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
KM# 916,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Gad# 864,
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Schön# 222
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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
B
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Edge

Smooth

20 Francs (signature "GEORGES GUIRAUD") -  obverse

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Date G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1950  $ 0.24 $ 0.12 $ 0.56 $ 1.13 $ 2.26 $ 1.98 $ 10 88% KM#916.1 (3 feathers)
1950  $ 0.90 $ 0.34 7% KM#916.1 (4 feathers)
1950 B $ 0.90 $ 3.39 $ 11 26% KM#916.2 (3 feathers)
1950 B $ 51 $ 226 5% KM#916.2 (4 feathers)

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