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

Country France
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1943
Value 50 Centimes (0.5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium-magnesium
Weight 0.8 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-31-1950
Number N# 18131
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 195,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 425,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd 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, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 212.1
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ÉTAT FRANÇAIS
LB

Translation:
French State
LB

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Reverse

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

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

Translation:
Work Family
Homeland
50
Centimes
1942

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

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

Comments

Pattern 1942


F.195/2b (1942)


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  0.05 0.15 0.24 0.57 1.19 1.58 0.89 91% Approximately 130,000,000 strikes
1942  0.2% Cross on globules (Rajout Franc2019)
1942  300 1.2% Trial Strike
1943  0.12 0.24 0.56 0.52 0.89 28% (fr) F. 195/3

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