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Morocco 5, 10, 20, and 50 Francs  1945 to 1951
Morocco 5, 10, 20, and 50 Francs 1945 to 1951

The composition of these nice coins from Morocco can be aluminum, aluminum bronze, copper-nickel, or silver. The dates (e.g., 1371) are Mohammedan Hejira dates. These dates are annotated using the abbreviation AH (Anno Hegirae), starting when Mohammed was alive around 600 AD. Converting AH1371 to a Western (Gregorian) date, factoring in that Mohammedan years have 354 days, you get 1951.

Morocco has been issuing these coins with the 1371 dates for years and years, so we don't really know the actual date of the coin.

These are interesting coins. Here are some approximate catalog values:

5 FRANCS (AH1347 to AH1352, 0.109 troy ounces silver)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $45

5 FRANCS (AH1365, aluminum bronze)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $15

5 FRANCS (AH1370, aluminum)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $5

10 FRANCS (AH1347 to AH1352, 0.219 troy ounces silver)
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $35
10 francs dated 1347 are slightly more rare, multiply these values by two

10 FRANCS (AH1366, copper nickel)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5

20 FRANCS (AH1347 to AH1352, 0.437 troy ounces silver)
worn: $8 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $100
20 francs dated 1347 are slightly more rare, multiply these values by two

20 FRANCS (AH1366, copper nickel)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5

50 FRANCS (AH1371, aluminum-bronze)
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $5

Remember that these are inflated catalog values and only apply to problem-free coins without cleanings, stains, spots or scratches. Check out the 'Important Terminology' page on the top left to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 862 , Genre: Islamic Hindu Buddhist
Requested by: Wendy, Sun, 02-Aug-2009 22:50:19 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 15-May-2013 14:45:17 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 07-May-2015 15:12:40 GMT
Requester description: 1371 Squares within squares. 50 francs. Empire Cherifien. Maroc. Arabic writing (I think). My in-laws gave me these coins.
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