50 Centimes Vichy French State; light type

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

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Features

Issuer France
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1943-1944
Value 50 Centimes (0.50)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-31-1950
Number N# 300
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 196,
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,
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
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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#914.1 (bottom) and light KM#914.2-4 (top) type.

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1943  84 501 703 0.12 0.12 0.23 0.80 1.17 5.86 4.80 77% KM#914.4 (Paris)
1943 B 21 916 000 18 41 31 11% KM#914.2 (Beaumont)
1944  57 569 782 4.10 6.73 6.68 28% KM#914.4 (Paris)
1944 B 27 334 000 0.59 1.93 1.76 5.71 6.15 15 39% KM#914.2 (Beaumont)
1944 C 27 176 356 0.23 2.34 8.20 41 23% KM#914.3 (Castelsarrasin)

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