Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
France


Official Name: French Republic
National Name: République Française
Alternate Names: Français
Monetary Units: 1 franc (F) = 100 centimes (which = 100 old francs)
Location: Western Europe; bordered by Bay of Biscay (west); English Channel (north); Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy (east); Mediterranean Sea and Spain (south).
Mineral Resources: Coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, potash.



France Scott 1256
Diamond
France
Scott 1256
70 centimes
27 Sep 1969

Faceted diamond.



France Scott 2017 France Scott 2018
Marcasite
France
Scott 2017
2 francs
Quartz (var. Rock Crystal)
France
Scott 2018
3 francs
 
France Scott 2019 France Scott 2020
Calcite
France
Scott 2019
4 francs
Fluorite
France
Scott 2020
5 francs

This set of 4 stamps was issued on 13 Sep 1986.
All stamps show natural, unpolished mineral specimens
and display illustrations of twinned crystals.



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