France, 50 francs, 1952

It’s been a awhile, but I haven’t forgotten. Here’s a coin for today.

France, 50 francs, 1952 (KM #918.1)


This was the highest valued French coin at the time, but a 100-franc coin would debut two years later. Rendered obsolete long ago, these larger 50Fr coins are much less common than the dime-a-dozen 10Fr coins, but with a mintage of 74,211,600, this one is still the most common of its type.

Metal Aluminum-bronze
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.24 mm
Engraver Georges Guiraud
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment
Demonetized 08-03-1966

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