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France 10 and 50 Francs (with Hercules)  1965 to 1980
France 10 and 50 Francs (with Hercules) 1965 to 1980

Now here is something you do not see every day: a modern silver coin made for circulation. Back in the mid-1960s just about all silver coins (worldwide) were removed from circulation and replaced with silver-colored coins made out of non-precious metal, such as copper-nickel. These 10 and 50 franc coins from France are an exception.

(Note: there is a modern 5 franc coin that looks like these 10 and 50 franc coins, but the 5 franc coins are made of copper-nickel and are worth very little.)

10 FRANCS (1965 to 1973): 0.723 troy ounces silver
50 FRANCS (1974 to 1980): 0.868 troy ounces silver

To find the value of these coins, first compute the Base Value (BV) due to silver content, then add a collector premium due to collector demand.

To find BV, multiply the current price of silver by the silver content. For instance, if silver is selling for $15 US dollars per troy ounce (look it up, it changes continuously; see kitco.com), the BV for a 10 franc coin is 0.723 x 15 = $10.80.

Next, add the collector premium, as follows:

10 FRANCS
worn: BV + $0 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: BV + $0
well preserved: BV + $8
fully uncirculated: BV + $16
10 francs dated 1966 and 1967 are very plentiful, divide the collector premium by two

50 FRANCS
worn: BV + $0 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: BV + $0
well preserved: BV + $2
fully uncirculated: BV + $8
50 francs dated 1980 are quite scarce, multiply the collector premium by four

These values are catalog values. Please refer to our Important Terminology page for an explanation about catalog values.

Coin: 18946 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: jeronimo, Sat, 21-Mar-2015 15:45:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 22-Mar-2015 00:03:49 GMT
Requester description: on the side with liberate egalite fratenite there are 2 girls and a guy Republique français 10 francs 1970
Liberte égalité fraternité
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