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50 Centimes

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Features

Country Martinique
(France)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1897-1922
Value 50 Centimes (0.50)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.8 g
Diameter 22.2 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 40,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
KM# E3,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Lec# 4
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602281.

Obverse

Bust left within circle with star above.

Lettering:
RÉPUBLIQUE * FRANÇAISE
COLONIE DE LA MARTINIQUE

Translation:
FRENCH REPUBLIC
COLONY OF THE MARTINIQUE

Engraver: Alfred Borrel

Reverse

Value and date within wreath.

Lettering:
CONTRE-VALEUR DÉPOSÉE AU TRÉSOR
BON POUR 50 CENT.
1897
A. BORREL

Translation:
TREASURABLE AUTHORITY
GOOD FOR 50 CENT.
1897
A. BORREL

Engraver: Alfred Borrel

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The field trial coin ("Essai") has only the digit 1 for the date; the remainder  ("897") is missing:

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1897  1.6% ESSAI : 1(897). KM# E3
1897  600,000 5.97 15.82 36.05 59.08 97.73 53% Paris Mint
1922  500,000 15.12 22.10 17.45 31.41 55% Paris Mint

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