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1943 One Franc Coin With Liberte-Egalite-Fraternite On Reverse

 
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 Posted 01/26/2021  5:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Hd2cc7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My Dad passed away several years ago and left behind a few assorted French and Belgian coins. They are from the War years and I assume he brought them back from his service in Europe in WW2 (he was a paratrooper in 1944-45). They are all quite worn.

One of them looked unusual and I would be interested in any opinions on whether it has any value. I am not sure of its weight or if it is zinc or aluminum.

I am attaching several pictures. Any help is appreciated.



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 Posted 01/26/2021  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yours is the 1948 B mint. It is made of aluminum and sorry to say very common. It is also a very cool keepsake.
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 Posted 01/26/2021  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF!

It is actually a 1948, so he must have acquired it after his service. It's made of aluminium and in this worn condition it unfortunately doesn't have any value.
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 Posted 01/26/2021  6:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hd2cc7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you fo the quick reply. I read it as a 1943 coin (it is quite worn so I read the 8 as a 3). Not sure how Dad came across a 1948 coin since he returned from Europe in December of 1945. Strange,
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 Posted 01/26/2021  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I assume he brought them back from his service in Europe in WW2


Sometimes the coins tell of family stories that were not so obvious. My wife's father also served in NW Europe in 1944-45. The coins he passed down were Belgian, Netherlands and Germany with dates up to 1944.
Except for some Netherlands coins from 1948. It turned out he had fallen in love with a young Dutch woman, and returned to the Netherlands in 1948, but returned home still single (to later marry my wife's mother).

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 Posted 01/26/2021  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hd2cc7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's an interesting story. I wish I knew the story behind my anachronistic coin. I'll need to invent one!
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