France 1929 20 francs

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a common date of a series struck 1929-39. All 234 million were struck at the Paris mint for France without mintmark. Most dates are readily available; the 1937 date is rare. This type was an attempt by the Poincaré government to revive the silver écu but at a realistic level after the ravages of the inflation of World War One. The face value of the old franc Germinal was 0.222 franc/gram of silver; this coin prices silver at 1.47 francs/gram. It was officially demonetized in 1945 but ceased to circulate during the German occupation.

Recorded mintage: 3,234,436.

Specification: 20 g, .680 fine silver, 35 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by Pierre Turin (1891-1968).

Catalog reference: F.400/2, Gad-852, KM 879, Dav-98.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
  • Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.

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