50 Centimes Essai

50 Centimes (Essai) -  obverse50 Centimes (Essai) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer New Caledonia
Period French Overseas Territory (1946-date)
Type Pattern
Year 1948
Value 50 Centimes (0.5 XPF)
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Bronze-nickel
Weight 2.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 48654
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
KM# E2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Lec# 19,
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Lec# 20
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Sitting Liberty holding sprig.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNION FRANÇAISE
A. RIVAUD
ESSAI
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

Engraver: André Rivaud

André Rivaud (1892-1951), designer and engraver, from a line of master goldsmiths, specialized in the direct size engraving of punches.

Reverse

Bird with wings open.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
NOUVELLE CALEDONIE
50
CENTIMES
1948

Engraver: André Rivaud

André Rivaud (1892-1951), designer and engraver, from a line of master goldsmiths, specialized in the direct size engraving of punches.

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  1 100 53% Lec#19/KM#E2, with rim
1948  10 0% Lec#19a, with rim (matt)
1948  1 100 73% Lec#21/KM#E1, without rim
1948  10 0% Lec#21a, without rim (matt)

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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