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Features

Country French Polynesia
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1965
Value 50 centimes
0.5 XPF = 0.0045 USD
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 5
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
G.B.BAZOR
1965

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
POLYNESIE
50 CMES
FRANÇAISE

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1965  400,000 1.08 2.97 2.97

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