France, 1/2 franc, 1965

Sorry of the many months with posts. Here’s hoping I can climb back in this saddle and stay in it this time.

France, 1/2 franc, 1965 (KM #931.1)


In 1965, France replaced its large brass 50-centime coin with this smaller but thicker coin of solid nickel. The sower design is a French classic from the 1890s. The coin’s nickel content alone is worth about $0.09 USD. That is your consolation prize, since this coin was demonetized in the Euro Advent.

Mintage = 184,833,000
Metal Nickel
Weight 4.52 g
Diameter 19.43 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Engraver Louis-Oscar Roty
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment
Demonetized 02-17-2002

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