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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

Country 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
References F# 196,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 425,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monte Carlo, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 914,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 212
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

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) -  obverse

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1943  84,501,703 0.06 0.13 0.25 0.77 1.13 3.94 3.94 78% KM#914.1 (Paris)
1943 B 21,916,000 30.13 27.45 27.45 12% KM#914.2 (Beaumont)
1944  57,569,782 5.63 5.63 6.45 29% KM#914.1 (Paris)
1944 B 27,334,000 1.70 1.70 5.09 26.36 26.36 39% KM#914.2 (Beaumont)
1944 C 27,176,356 1.13 8.48 33.90 23% KM#914.3 (Castelsarrasin, large "C")

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