2 Francs 1944 Allied Occupation

2 Francs 1944 Allied Occupation 2 Francs 1944 Allied Occupation
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Weight: 8.1500 Grams Total Series Mintage: 50,000,000 Minted: Philadelphia USA
Smooth edge
In preparation of the Liberation of France during World War II, the Allies decided to create "French" temporary money, which would be introduced by the American soldiers, during the progress of their Army through the country. This coin was struck by the Philadelphia Mint and circulated in the South of France and in Algeria, then still part of the French "Empire". This is the only metallic coinage struck for that purpose. But several banknotes were printed simultaneously, and circulated widely in France.
Front Description : wreath encircling the word "France"
Back Description : the motto "Liberté - Egalité - Fraternité" // "Liberty - Equality - Brotherhood" in English, is encircling the facial value "2 FR" - with a big "2" figure, above the year.
Catalog code KM#905
Diameter 28.00 mm
Full Date 1944
Material Brass
Catalog prices VF $2.00   UNC $25.00  

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