Axis money, a little bit of World War II history.
Vichy France, 2 francs, 1943 (KM #904.1)
After the fall of the French Third Republic to invading Nazi forces in 1940, a pro-German government was set up in Vichy. Philippe Petain led France as an effective puppet state of the Third Reich until the French republican government returned from exile in 1945. The Vichy regime minted coins from 1941 to 1944, all in either aluminum or zinc. The lack of mintmark on this coin indicates that it was struck at the mint in Paris. Mintage in 1943 is 3,000 shy of 107 million, making this a common coin.
So far, this is the oldest coin featured here.
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Engraver L. Bazor
Orientation Coin alignment