50 Francs Piedfort Essai

Features

Issuer Algeria
Period French Colony (1830-1962)
Type Pattern
Year 1949
Value 50 Francs (50)
Currency Franc (1848-1959)
Composition Copper-nickel
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 159121
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# PE2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Lec# 50
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

"Marianne" to the right

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
P. TURIN

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Pierre Louis Aristide Turin, born August 3, 1891 in Sucy-en-Brie where he died on July 25, 1968, is a French engraver and medalist. He is mobilized in August 1914 when the First World War broke out. In 1920, he received the first grand prix of Rome in engraving of medal and fine stone, then a gold medal in the specialized exhibition of 1925. In 1928, competing for the Monnaie de Paris, he was chosen to create a new type of currency at the head of Marianne who will bear his name: the "Turin type". This model of engraving was used for the pieces of ten francs until 1949 and twenty francs until 1939, then declined in the French colonies.

Reverse

The value above date, flanked by wheat ears, country name below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
50
FRANCS
1949
ALGERIE
ESSAI

Translation:
50
Francs
1949
Algeria

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Pierre Louis Aristide Turin, born August 3, 1891 in Sucy-en-Brie where he died on July 25, 1968, is a French engraver and medalist. He is mobilized in August 1914 when the First World War broke out. In 1920, he received the first grand prix of Rome in engraving of medal and fine stone, then a gold medal in the specialized exhibition of 1925. In 1928, competing for the Monnaie de Paris, he was chosen to create a new type of currency at the head of Marianne who will bear his name: the "Turin type". This model of engraving was used for the pieces of ten francs until 1949 and twenty francs until 1939, then declined in the French colonies.

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1949  104 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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