Wednesday, November 11, 2009

1976 France Hercules 50 Franc Silver Coin

KM# 941.1 50 FRANCS
30.0000 g., 0.9000 Silver 0.8680 oz. ASW Obv: Denomination
within wreath Rev: Hercules group

The Hercules were issued from 1974-1980 and contain appreciably more silver than the U.S. Morgan dollars. Dupre's engravings first appeared on the French Revolution coins of 1794. The obverse features giant Hercules flanked by Liberty and Equality. Inscribed around the coin's outer, upper edge is: Liberte Egalite Fraternite. The reverse: 50 Francs is inscribed at the coin's center. The inscription is surrounded by laurel wreaths. Inscribed around the outer coin edge is: Republique Francaise, with the date 1976 at the coin's bottom.










12 comments:

  1. I have a coin similar to this but it weighs 60g and appears to be a proof. Any info would be helpful. THANKS. RFKUSHMORE@GMAIL.COM

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    1. The WORLD COINS 34th edition 2007 page 723 indicates as KM P590
      mintage 465 U.S.$ 115.00 PIEFORTS Silver proof. I have one with
      cerificat de garantie de PIEFORT OCTOBER 1977 MONNAIE DE PARIS

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  2. Same year 1976 and same denomination? Its the piedfort issue I reckon, which is twice the thickness and weight, 90% silver. I have not seen one myself. Would be great if you can send me a few picutres of it. Thks!

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  3. I have a 1977 50 Franc which also weighs 60g. Any idea what it is worth?

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    1. The WORLD COINS 34th editon 2007 page 723 indicates as KM P590
      mintage 465 U.S.$ 115.00 PIEFORTS Silver proof

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  4. I have the 1976 French 50F statue of liberty commem piedfort. Any comment?

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  6. Please leave you email contact or email me directly at mysilvercoin@gmail.com. Thks.

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  7. vernes_master@hotmail.comMay 4, 2011 at 5:40 AM

    I have one just like this,just the year is 1975. Does anyone know the possible price for this?

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  8. Boa tarde. Quanto vale esta moeda de 50 francs exactamente igual e bela também? Obrigada.

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  9. I have a 1979 silver 50 franc. I would like to know the value of this coin

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  10. At current silver spot, its around US$35-US$45, depending on the condition of the coin.

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