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50 Euro Cent - Franciscus

50 Euro Cent - Franciscus -  obverse50 Euro Cent - Franciscus -  reverse

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Features

Country Vatican City
Pope Francis (2013-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2014-2016
Value 50 Euro Cent
0.50 EUR = 0.57 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Nordic gold
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 24.25 mm
Thickness 2.38 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 460,
  • 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# 453
  • 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

The frontal portrait of His Holiness Pope Franciscus is encircled by the inscription "CITTA' DEL VATICANO" (Vatican City) and the twelve stars of Europe.

Lettering:
CITTA' DEL VATICANO
R
2014
LDS INC.
O.ROSSI

Translation:
VATICAN CITY
R
2014
LDS INC.
O.ROSSI

Engravers: Orietta Rossi , Luciana De Simoni

Orietta Rossi (1968, Rome) is an Italian artist. She studied at the Scuola dell’Arte della Medaglia del Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, and specialised in goldsmithery at the Scuola regionale di Roma. She worked on sculptural and architectural projects, including the replica of the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius in Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, the chapel of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini in Rome, and the Basilica of San Paolo fuori le mura. She designed jewellery, coins and medals for the State of Vatican and the FAO.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering:
50
EURO
CENT
LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded (50 indentations).

50 Euro Cent - Franciscus -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

R Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (1911-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2014 R 1,488,376 0.57 0.57 0.71 3.39 43%
2014 R 158,000 5.65 19% In sets only (88,000 in the Mintset, 70,000 in the Coincard 5, unknown quantities in the Stamp & Coincard 5)
2014 R 10,000 1.6% Proof
2015 R 2,021,682 0.57 1.06 0.77 0.77 2.03 37%
2015 R 218,000 6.78 14% In sets only (88,000 in the Mintset, 70,000 in the Coincard 6, 15,000 in the Stamp & Coincard 6,7,8 and 9 each)
2015 R 12,000 2% Proof
2016 R 2,003,675 0.57 0.57 2.26 27%
2016 R 190,000 5.65 11% In sets only (70,000 in the Mintset, 60,000 in the Coincard 7, 15,000 in the Stamp & Coincard 10,11,12 and 13 each)
2016 R 10,000 1.0% Proof

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