20 Francs

20 Francs - obverse20 Francs - reverse

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Features

Issuer Algeria
Period French Colony (1830-1962)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1949-1956
Value 20 Francs
Currency Franc (1848-1959)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% Copper, 25% Nickel)
Weight 5.45 g
Diameter 23.2 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 15 September 1966
Number
N#
797
References KM# 91,
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.
Schön# 1,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
Lec# 48,
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Lec# 49
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

"Marianne" to the right

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
P. TURIN

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Reverse

The value above date, flanked by wheat ears, country name below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20
FRANCS
1949
ALGERIE

Translation: Algeria

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Mark

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1949  Wing 25 556 400 $ 0.04 $ 0.96 $ 1.10 $ 1.50 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 89% Lec# 48
1956  Wing 7 500 000 $ 0.80 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 2.40 35% Lec# 49

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