• 20 Francs 1949-1956, KM# 91, Algeria
  • 20 Francs 1949-1956, KM# 91, Algeria
Description

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Obverse

Laureate head (Marianne ) right.

Marianne is a national symbol of the French Republic, an allegory of liberty and reason, and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty. It is a significant republican symbol, opposed to monarchy, and an icon of freedom and democracy against all forms of dictatorship. Her profile stands out on the official government logo of the country, is engraved on French euro coins and appears on French postage stamps; it also was featured on the former franc currency.

REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
P. TURIN

Reverse

Value above date, flanked by wheat ears, country below.

20
FRANCS
1956
ALGERIE

Edge

20 Francs

KM# 91
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 23.2 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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