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1944 B Franc For Grading Please

 
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 Posted 01/10/2021  10:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kulman47 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
From my grandfather, don't know much about foreign coins except made out of aluminum.


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 Posted 01/11/2021  03:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think VF-20. The B to the left of the axe indicates that it was minted in Beaumont-le-Roger, which makes it a less common variety (most were minted in Paris and Castelsarrasin). Value around 5-8 $ thanks to that.
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 Posted 01/11/2021  10:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kulman47 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the info. Won't be sold, will have to get a decent holder for it.
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 Posted 01/11/2021  11:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thousands, if not millions of these came home in the pockets of GIs returning home from World War II. DId your grandfather serve?

1944 France. It seems like there was something important that happened there involving America
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 Posted 01/11/2021  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah ... I guess those GIs also had something to do with that there are no 1945 issues of these Vichy state coins
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 Posted 01/12/2021  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kulman47 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No he did not serve but I believe his younger brother may have. LOL my grandfather was too old to serve in WWII, he'd a been 40 yrs old :).

Had a 1905-A 1/2 Mk too, his brother got around if it came from him :)

Edit: Should have said My father passed away recently, assuming it was from his father to him, then my father gave it to me.
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 Posted 02/24/2021  4:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very little wear so I'd be at EF-45. No luster remaining but still a decent coin.
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 Posted 02/24/2021  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say EF-45 as well.
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 Posted 02/24/2021  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These were still circulating as 1-centime coins when I lived in France in the 1970s! I'd go along with high VF to EF, shame about the small nick on the reverse rim. A nice coin though, and, as erafjel says, it's a scarcer mintmark. A French collector would probably grade this as SUP (Superbe).
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