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
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 26 June 1950
Number N# 300
References F# 196,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 425,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th 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, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 212
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Double bit axe, grain sprigs flank

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LB
ETAT FRANÇAIS

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor Read more on Wikipedia

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

Two oak leaf branches surround the face value and the motto.Automatically translated

Script: Latin

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

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor Read more on Wikipedia

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

Mints

Mintmark of Paris Paris, France (600-1973)
B Beaumont-le-Roger, France
C Castelsarrasin, France (?-1946)

Mark

wing Lucien Bazor, General coin engraver, Paris (1931-1958)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1943  wing 84 501 703 $ 0.10 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.75 $ 1.10 $ 1.20 $ 4.00 76% KM#914.4 (Paris)
1943 B wing 21 916 000 $ 1.50 $ 19 $ 40 $ 40 11% KM#914.2 (Beaumont)
1944  wing 57 569 782 $ 1.20 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 $ 6.10 28% KM#914.4 (Paris)
1944 B wing 27 334 000 $ 0.54 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 3.40 $ 3.40 $ 9.50 39% KM#914.2 (Beaumont)
1944 C wing 27 176 356 $ 0.21 $ 2.10 $ 6.40 $ 37 23% KM#914.3 (Castelsarrasin)

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centimes (Vichy French State; light type)
Katz
Auction 67
Lot 1146
Internet Archive
24 Sep 2022 1944 – KM#914.4 (Paris) F USD 5.36
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centimes (Vichy French State; light type)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 2800
Internet Archive
7 Jun 2022 1944 B – KM#914.2 (Beaumont) F USD 5.36
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centimes (Vichy French State; light type)
Katz
Auction 79
Lot 380
Internet Archive
21 Mar 2023 Undetermined UNC Unsold

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