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  1. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I like the french territories too. Thought this was cool and wasn't expensive.[​IMG]
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  3. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    I'll throw in a few Vichy coins withOUT the republican motif. No more Liberté Egalité Fraternité, but rather Travail, Famille, Patrie (Work, family, country - rather less inspiring).

    And with a big axe (presumably to show what you would get for causing trouble..)
     

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  4. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    And here are some 10 centimes that show how the Vichy regime was even getting stingy with aluminum to make coins as the war went on. The 1941 piece is 22 mm in diameter, by 1943 it had shrunk to 17 mm. FR10Cms194143small.jpg
     
  5. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    Here are some of my French overseas territories. Algeria
     

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    ffrickey Junior Member

    Tunesia
     

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  7. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    Morocco, 50 Francs 1371AH = 1951AD MA50Francs1951smallB.jpg
     
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  8. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    Afars & Issas (now Djibouti) DJ50-100Francs1970.JPG
     
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  9. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    and a Piastre de Commerce (French Trade Dollar) from 1921. FRPiastreCom1921Hfsmallf.jpg
     
  10. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    Piastre from French Indochina 1947. FRVNPiastre1947Orig.jpg
     
  11. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    That axe refers to the medieval Francisca ... Those coins from Morocco and Djibouti are nicely designed, I think. :)

    Christian
     
  12. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    ... and just for fun, 500 Francs from the French Southern Territories, inhabited almost exclusively by penguins, plus a few French researchers. Interestingly, the penguins maintain a significant merchant fleet! TF500Francs2012FormidablesmallB.jpg
     
  13. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Supporter

    That is not a coin; no idea who had those made, but it was not the French mint. If you are after "Antarctica" pieces that have an official status, get those "from" the British Antarctic Territory. Not sure about their penguin population. ;)

    Christian
     
  14. ffrickey

    ffrickey Junior Member

    Curious, I wouldn't think it should be so hard to find out who is striking particular "coins" or medals, but you're right, half-an-hour on Google and I'm none the wiser, except for confirmation that the coin in question is fantasy coinage.
     
  15. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Third Republic (1870-1940).
    1 franc 1888, silver .835, weight - 5 g., size - 23 mm, thickness - 1 mm, mintage - 3244000 pcs. Engraver: Eugene-Andre Oudine. Paris Mint. Coins of this type were released at 1871-72, 1878, 1881, 1887-89 and 1894-95.
     

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    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Fifth Republic.
    50 centimes 1963, aluminium-bronze, weight - 7 g., size - 24,95 mm, thickness - 2,15 mm, mintage - 62482000 pcs. Engraver: Henri Lagriffoul. Paris Mint. Coins of this type were released at 1962-64.
     

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    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Fourth Republic (1946-1958).
    50 centimes 1947, aluminium, weigth - 0,7 g., size - 18 mm, thickness - 1,19 mm, mintage - 51744000 pcs. Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon. Coins of this type were released at 1941 and 1944-47. Demonetized at 31 July 1950.
     

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    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Third Republic (1870-1940).
    2 centimes 1877, bronze, weight - 2 g., size - 20,2 mm, thickness -0,9 mm, mintage - 500000 pcs. Engraver: Eugene-Andre Oudine. Paris Mint. Such coins were released at 1877-79 and 1882-97.
     

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  19. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    Louis XIII écu d'argent, Paris mint, 1643.

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  20. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    Louis XIV écu de Navarre à la mèche longue, Saint Palais mint, 1660.

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  21. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    Louis XV écu au bandeau, Bordeaux mint, 1758.

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