50 Francs CFA

50 Francs CFA -  obverse50 Francs CFA -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Central African States
Period Bank of Central African States (1973-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-2003
Value 50 Francs CFA
50 XAF = USD 0.09
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 ↑↓
Number N# 1802
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 11,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 21
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Logo of Bank of Central African States (Giant Eland)

Lettering:
BANQUE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
1976

Translation:
Central Bank of the Central African States
1976

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 Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France (1973-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 $ 2.51 8% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1976 B 5% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1976 C $ 2.20 $ 3.39 $ 5.78 8% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1976 D $ 1.13 $ 2.26 $ 2.71 17% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1976 E $ 0.32 $ 2.26 $ 2.55 11% Cameroon, dolphin privy mark
1977 A 6% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1977 B $ 2.26 7% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1977 C 3% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1977 D $ 1.13 $ 2.00 12% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1977 E $ 1.29 $ 1.14 13% Cameroon, dolphin privy mark
1978 A 3% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1978 B 2% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1978 C 1.2% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1978 D 6% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1979 B 0.9% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1979 E $ 1.85 $ 2.26 13% Cameroon, dolphin privy mark
1980 A $ 2.26 $ 4.83 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 $ 3.34 $ 2.87 8% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1983 B 500 000 1.9% 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 1.2% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1984 B 500 000 1.7% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1984 C 2 000 000 $ 0.44 4% Congo, dolphin privy mark
1984 D 2 500 000 $ 0.49 $ 0.75 9% Gabon, dolphin privy mark
1985 A 3 000 000 $ 2.26 6% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1985 B 800 000 2% Central African Republic, dolphin privy mark
1985 D 2 500 000 $ 0.75 $ 2.25 10% 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 $ 1.36 6% Monnaie de Paris (dolphin) Cameroon
1988 B 500 000 1.1% 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 3% Chad, dolphin privy mark
1996  5 900 000 $ 0.43 $ 2.26 $ 2.60 12% Bee privy mark
1998  14 000 000 $ 0.45 $ 1.13 $ 2.08 $ 5.65 15% Bee privy mark
2003  $ 0.93 $ 0.79 $ 2.43 14% Heart privy mark

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