50 Centimes

50 Centimes - obverse50 Centimes - reverse

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Features

Issuer French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia (1957-date)
Period French Overseas Territory (1957-2003)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1965
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 XPF)
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium (95% Aluminium, 5% Magnesium)
Weight 0.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 30 November 2022
Number
N#
1541
References KM# 1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 5,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
Lec# 1
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Liberty sitting on throne, facing left holding lit torch in left hand. Assorted fruit in a cornucopia in bend of right arm.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
G.B.BAZOR
1965

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Reverse

Palm trees on left, sea with sailboat in middle, mountains in distance. Boat with outrigger in foreground, plus assorted fruit in container

Script: Latin

Lettering:
POLYNESIE FRANÇAISE
50 CMES

Translation:
French Polynesia
50 Cents

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Mark

Owl Raymond Joly, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1958-1974)

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