1943 French 1 Franc

Wendy C. writes: I recently found a 1943 1 Franc. It is in good condition. This coin seems very lightweight. Do you know what this coin is made of and how many were made of that year? Also, is there any value to this coin? There are four aluminum issues of a 1943 France, 1 […]
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1724 France silver Ecu

Paul writes: I have a coin, French I believe, Head to the right with LUD.XV D.G.FR ET NAV.REX the other side has 4 crowns arranged in a circle with 4 double L’s (one forward the other backward) separating them. SIT NOMEN DOM (upside down) ‘T’ BENEDICT 1724 with a little leaf after it. The coin […]
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1823 King Louis XVIII of France medal

Mark W. writes: We have a coin given by Napoleon to William Harris Crawford (US Minister to France at the time) about 1815. On the front of the coin is: LVDOVICVS.XVIII.LAPIDEM.AVSPICALEM.POSVIT D.XXVIII.M.OCT-ANN-MDCCCXVII-REGNI-XXIII. The back reads: CIVIVM-PIETAS.RESTITVITT HENRICO MACNO. I cannot find any reference to this coin in any collectible coin literature. Any information you have […]
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“Colonies Francaises” coins

Doreen writes: I have quarter-sized gold-colored coin w/ male head capped w/ olive wreath w/ words “Charles X roi De France on one side and leafy wreath encircling word “5 cent.” and around outside of wreath “1828 colonies francaises v”. Any information appreciated. Thank you. Coins labeled “Colonies Francaises” were primarily for use in the […]
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