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50 Francs CFA

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Features

Country Central African States
Period Bank of Central African States (1973-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-2003
Value 50 Francs CFA
50 XAF = 0.09 USD
Currency CFA franc (Bank of Central African States, 1973-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.7 g
Diameter 21.50 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 11,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 21
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Logo of Bank of Central African States (Giant Eland)

Lettering:
BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
1979

Translation:
Central Bank of the Central African States
1979

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

Reverse

Denomination and design with agricultural products

Lettering:
E
50
FRANCS

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

Comments

The letter appearing above the denomination of this coin indicates which country it was struck for use in.

A = Chad
B = Central African Republic
C = Republic of the Congo
D = Gabon
E = Cameroon

Documentation based on COBRA's findings concerning all the years  and the markings on the coins:

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1976 A 10,000,000 2.62 8% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1976 B 5% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1976 C 2.34 6.05 8% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1976 D 1.18 2.36 4.72 17% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1976 E 1.18 2.36 11% Cameroon, dolphin privy mark
1977 A 6% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1977 B 1.54 7% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1977 C 3% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1977 D 1.18 2.07 12% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1977 E 1.10 1.77 13% Cameroon, dolphin privy mark
1978 A 3% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1978 B 2% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1978 C 1.3% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1978 D 6% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1979 B 1.0% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1979 E 2.15 2.36 13% Cameroon, dolphin privy mark
1980 A 3.25 7% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1980 C 3% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1981 C 1,000,000 4% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1981 D 0.4% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1982 A 3,000,000 8% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1983 B 500,000 2% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1983 D 500,000 3% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1983 E 500,000 1.9% Cameroon, dolphin privy mark
1984 A 300,000 1.4% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1984 B 500,000 1.7% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1984 C 2,000,000 0.41 5% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1984 D 2,500,000 0.89 0.78 10% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1985 A 3,000,000 6% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1985 B 800,000 3% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1985 D 2,500,000 1.48 9% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1986 B 500,000 1.5% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1986 C 300,000 0.7% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1986 E 2,500,000 6% Monnaie de Paris (dolphin) Cameroon
1988 B 500,000 1.2% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1989 A 1,500,000 1.9% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1990 A 2% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1990 B 3% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1991 A 2,000,000 2% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1996  5,900,000 0.76 2.81 12% Bee privy mark
1998  14,000,000 1.18 3.54 6.38 15% Bee privy mark
2003  0.94 0.93 2.54 14% Heart privy mark

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