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½ Franc - Rainier III

½ Franc - Rainier III -  obverse½ Franc - Rainier III -  reverse

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Features

Country Monaco
Prince Rainier III (1949-2005)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1995
Value 1/2 Franc (0.5 MCF)
Currency Nouveau franc (1960-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 145,
  • 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.
Gad# MC149
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monte Carlo, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .

Obverse

Portrait of Rainier III to the right

Lettering:
RAINIER III PRINCE DE MONACO
R.COCHET
· 1978 ·

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

Reverse

Lettering:
DEO JUVANTE
½ FR

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965  375,000 0.23 1.62 1.62 39% owl
1968  125,000 1.70 2.57 17% owl
1974  62,500 2.89 9% owl
1975  62,500 5.17 10% dolphin
1976  62,500 3.97 5.12 8% dolphin
1977  62,500 4.54 7% dolphin
1978  230,000 1.70 1.88 22% dolphin
1979  230,000 1.53 1.70 2.27 23% dolphin
1982  460,000 1.21 1.21 2.66 36% dolphin
1989  10,000 1.4% dolphin, rare
1995  30,000 4.54 5% bee, in Sets only

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