50 Francs CFA

50 Francs CFA - obverse50 Francs CFA - reverse

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Features

Issuer Central African States
Issuing bank Bank of Central African States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-2003
Value 50 Francs CFA
50 XAF = USD 0.08
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number
N#
1802
References KM# 11,
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# 21
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

Logo of Bank of Central African States (Giant Eland)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
1976

Translation:
Central Bank of the Central African States
1976

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Reverse

Denomination and design with agricultural products

Script: Latin

Lettering:
E
50
FRANCS

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Marks

Dolphin Émile Rousseau, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1974-1994)
Bee Pierre Rodier, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1994-2000)
Heart Serge Levet, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2002-2003)

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 Dolphin 10 000 000 $ 2.30 7% Chad
1976 B Dolphin 5% Central African Republic
1976 C Dolphin $ 0.53 $ 0.85 $ 3.20 $ 3.80 $ 5.10 8% Congo
1976 D Dolphin $ 1.50 $ 1.50 $ 2.10 17% Gabon
1976 E Dolphin $ 0.29 $ 2.10 $ 3.00 11% Cameroon
1977 A Dolphin $ 2.10 $ 2.70 6% Chad,
1977 B Dolphin $ 2.40 $ 2.40 7% Central African Republic
1977 C Dolphin 3% Congo
1977 D Dolphin $ 1.10 $ 1.70 $ 1.70 $ 1.70 12% Gabon
1977 E Dolphin $ 0.26 $ 1.20 $ 1.60 $ 2.50 13% Cameroon
1978 A Dolphin 3% Chad
1978 B Dolphin 2% Central African Republic
1978 C Dolphin 1.3% Congo
1978 D Dolphin $ 1.30 $ 4.30 6% Gabon
1979 B Dolphin 1.1% Central African Republic
1979 E Dolphin $ 1.70 $ 2.10 13% Cameroon
1980 A Dolphin $ 1.90 $ 2.00 8% Chad
1980 C Dolphin 2% Congo
1981 C Dolphin 1 000 000 $ 1.60 4% Congo
1981 D Dolphin 0.4% Gabon
1982 A Dolphin 3 000 000 $ 3.20 $ 3.40 $ 4.90 $ 6.70 8% Chad
1983 B Dolphin 500 000 1.9% Central African Republic
1983 D Dolphin 500 000 $ 1.10 $ 2.70 4% Gabon
1983 E Dolphin 500 000 2.0% Cameroon
1984 A Dolphin 300 000 1.3% Chad
1984 B Dolphin 500 000 1.7% Central African Republic
1984 C Dolphin 2 000 000 $ 0.70 5% Congo
1984 D Dolphin 2 500 000 $ 0.70 $ 0.70 $ 1.80 9% Gabon
1985 A Dolphin 3 000 000 $ 2.10 $ 2.70 6% Chad
1985 B Dolphin 800 000 2% Central African Republic
1985 D Dolphin 2 500 000 $ 0.97 $ 2.10 10% Gabon
1986 B Dolphin 500 000 1.7% Central African Republic
1986 C Dolphin 300 000 0.8% Congo
1986 E Dolphin 2 500 000 $ 1.30 $ 3.50 $ 3.90 $ 4.30 6% Cameroon
1988 B Dolphin 500 000 1.3% Central African Republic
1989 A Dolphin 1 500 000 2.0% Chad
1990 A Dolphin 2% Chad
1990 B Dolphin 3% Central African Republic
1991 A Dolphin 2 000 000 3% Chad
1996  Bee 5 900 000 $ 0.77 $ 0.77 $ 1.80 $ 1.80 $ 2.10 12%
1998  Bee 14 000 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.71 $ 1.60 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 14%
2003  Heart $ 0.93 $ 0.93 $ 1.10 $ 1.30 $ 2.10 14%

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