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50 Centimes Vichy French State; light type

50 Centimes (Vichy French State; light type) -  obverse 50 Centimes (Vichy French State; light type) -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1943-1944
Value 50 Centimes (0.50)
Metal Aluminium
Weight 0.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-31-1950
References KM# 914, Gad# 425, F# 196, Schön# 212
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Double bit axe, grain sprigs flank

Lettering:
LB
ETAT FRANÇAIS

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

Lettering:
·TRAVAIL·FAMILLE·
·PATRIE·
50
CENTIMES
1944

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 (bottom) and light KM#914.1-3 (top) type

50 Centimes (Vichy French State; light type)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1943  84,501,703 0.27 0.29 0.71 1.14 6.92 KM#914.1 (Paris)
1943 B 21,916,000 34.22 71.98 KM#914.2 (Beaumont)
1944  57,569,782 11.41 15.97 6.84 KM#914.1 (Paris)
1944 B 27,334,000 1.45 1.60 5.13 45.63 15.08 KM#914.2 (Beaumont)
1944 C 27,176,356 0.14 9.13 31.37 KM#914.3 (Castelsarrasin, large "C")
1944 C KM#914.3 (Castelsarrasin, small "C")

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