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Mint Mark On 1943/44 French Vichy 2 Franc Coins

 
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 Posted 07/04/2020  03:09 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Am currently sorting my french coins and have 6 1943 and 2 1944 French Vichy 2 Franc Coins. According to Numista some of these coins had a B or C mint mark. I can't spot any mint marks. Now I now the chances are mine don't have mint marks as these were most common however I decided to google some images to make sure I was looking in the right spot. Well I can't find any pics of mint marks on these coins. Can a kind soul with these coins that have mint marks please post a pic showing location of mint marks?
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 Posted 07/04/2020  04:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gincoin43 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mint mark is to the right of the axe. No mint mark coins are from Paris. Since they minted as many coins in Paris each year as the other two combined most of the one you see will not have a mint mark.

I think numista used a Beaumont coin though if you want to compare.
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 Posted 07/04/2020  04:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mint mark is to the left of the axe (the LB to the right of the axe is the signature of the engraver, Lucien Bazor).

Here is a picture of a 2 francs with the B mint mark: https://www.cgb.fr/2-francs-francis...46926,a.html
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The mint mark is to the left of the axe


Ah thanks
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Can a kind soul with these coins that have mint marks please post a pic showing location of mint marks?


1944 Paris Mint 2 Francs - no mint mark to left of axe:

1944 Beaumont-le-Roger and Castelsarrasin coins - B and C lo left of axe:
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 Posted 07/04/2020  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maudry to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@NumisRob
That Castelsarrasin coin looks like a 1 franc, small C variety to me.
Congratulations if that is your coin :)
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 Posted 07/05/2020  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the replies and pics.
It is obvious now I see it and none of my coins have the mint mark so I am safe to send the less pristine articles into the recycle bin for sale on ebay.
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That Castelsarrasin coin looks like a 1 franc, small C variety to me.
Congratulations if that is your coin :)

No, it's a 2 franc coin. I took them all out of the album and photographed them together! I spent a lot of time in France as a teenager in the 1970s and most of my aluminium 1 and 2 franc coins were taken from circulation. At the time they were still legal tender for 1 and 2 centimes, although seldom used, and if I spotted a whole lot of them in a shop till when making a purchase, I'd ask for some in change!
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