50 Centimes Essai aluminium, raised rim

Features

Issuer New Caledonia
Period French Overseas Territory (1946-date)
Type Pattern
Year 1948
Value 50 Centimes
0.5 XPF = USD 0.0047
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Number N# 269806
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# E2a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Lec# 20
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Sitting figure holding sprig.

Lettering:
UNION FRANÇAISE
A.RIVAUD
ESSAI
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

Reverse

Bird with wings open.

Lettering:
NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE
50
CENTIMES
1948

Mint

Paris, France (864-1973)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  10

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