50 Centimes

Features

Country French Equatorial Africa
Period Free France (1940-1945)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1943
Value 50 centimes (0.5)
Currency CFA franc (1945-1960)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.85 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 1a,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 4a
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Rooster left, small shield above.

Lettering:
RF
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANÇAISE LIBRE

Engraver: Coert Laurens Steynberg

Reverse

Motto of France, value divided by the croix de Lorraine, date, and motto of the government in London.
Mint mark SA for Pretoria above the cross.

Lettering:
LIBERTE۰EGALITE
۰FRATERNITE۰
50 CMES
C.L.S.
1943
HONNEUR PATRIE

Engraver: Coert Laurens Steynberg

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1943 SA 16,000,000 6.09 8.52

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