50 Centimes Vichy French State; heavy type

50 Centimes (Vichy French State; heavy type) - obverse50 Centimes (Vichy French State; heavy type) - reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1943
Value 50 Centimes (0.50)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium-magnesium (95% Aluminium, 5% Magnesium)
Weight 0.8 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 26 June 1950
Number
N#
18131
References F# 195,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 425,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 914.1,
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# 212.1
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

An axe in between two ears of wheat and the issuer name at the bottom

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ÉTAT FRANÇAIS
LB

Translation:
French State
LB

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Reverse

The denomination in the center with the date below and the French motto above

Script: Latin

Lettering:
·TRAVAIL·FAMILLE·
·PATRIE·
50
CENTIMES
1942

Translation:
Work Family
Homeland
50
Centimes
1942

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Edge

Smooth
The image shows both heavy KM#914.1 (bottom) and light KM#914.2-4 (top) type.

50 Centimes (Vichy French State; heavy type) -  obverse

Mint

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

Mark

Wing Lucien Bazor, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1931-1958)

Comments

Pattern 1942


F.195/2b (1942)
The cross and star variant:



Standard Catalog of World Coins gives 1944 thick flan, most probalby, by mistake.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  Wing $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.21 $ 0.48 $ 0.93 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 91% Approximately 130,000,000 strikes
1942  180 000 0.4% Cross on globules (Rajout Franc2019)
1942  300 0.9% Trial Strike
1943  Wing $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.38 $ 0.38 $ 0.96 $ 0.96 29% (fr) F. 195/3

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centimes (Vichy French State; heavy type)
Katz
Auction 106
Lot 1873
Internet Archive
Dec 27, 2023 Undetermined XF USD 5.33
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centimes (Vichy French State; heavy type)
Katz
Auction 92
Lot 2482
Internet Archive
Aug 15, 2023 Undetermined XF Unsold
The lot includes several items.
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