France (Somaliland) 20 Francs  1952 to 1965
France (Somaliland) 20 Francs 1952 to 1965

French Somaliland is a small territory of France located in Africa east of Ethiopia at the Bab el Mandeb Strait across from Yemen. In 1952 and 1965, 20 franc denominations were issued and minted in aluminum-bronze.

The obverse of this coin shows Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap (symbol of freedom) and the reverse shows a dhow (a lateen-rigged ship with one or two masts) and an ocean liner. These are not particularly valuable coins. Here are the approximate catalog values:

Worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
Average circulated: less than $1
Well preserved: $3
Fully uncirculated: $10

Please note that all values on this page are catalog values. Be sure you understand how catalog values work. They are inflated values that are normally higher than actual buy and sell values. Refer to our Terminology page for a complete description of catalog values.

Coin: 19846 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Kate, Mon, 24-Aug-2015 22:56:38 GMT
Answered by: Todd, Wed, 26-Aug-2015 15:44:40 GMT
Requester description: 1951 Woman with wing in hair that is facing left
Sail boat
What looks like a machine crane and a big ship
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