50 Centimes

50 Centimes -  obverse50 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1897-1920
Value 50 Centimes (0.50)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18.2 mm
Thickness 1.10 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
Number N# 691
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 190,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 420,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 854,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 186
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Figure sowing seeds
La Semeuse

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
O.Roty

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Louis Oscar Roty is a French sculptor and medalist, born in Paris on June 11, 1846, and died in the same city on March 23, 1911.

Reverse

Leafy branch divides date and denomination

Lettering:
50
CENTIMES
1897
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Louis Oscar Roty is a French sculptor and medalist, born in Paris on June 11, 1846, and died in the same city on March 23, 1911.

Edge

Milled

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1897  88 000 154.18 2% (fr) F. 190/1
1897  0.3% Antique Silver, matte flan
1898  30 000 000 2.16 1.31 2.06 4.75 5.93 11.40 27% (fr) F. 190/3
1898  1.0% Antique Silver, matte flan
1899  18 000 000 1.19 1.78 2.37 4.57 5.49 20% (fr) F. 190/5
1900  9 140 767 4.75 2.67 10.71 13% (fr) F. 190/6
1900  0.5% Antique Silver, matte flan
1901  4 960 000 2.37 9.49 4.75 22.51 11% (fr) F. 190/8
1902  3 778 172 6.53 3.56 4.33 9% (fr) F. 190/9
1903  2 221 828 10.68 21.27 18.75 8% (fr) F. 190/10
1904  4 000 000 8.31 8.31 14.27 10% (fr) F. 190/11
1905  2 380 861 7.12 5.93 23.73 7% (fr) F. 190/12
1906  2 679 144 4.75 5.34 5.46 83.05 9% (fr) F. 190/13
1907  7 331 819 2.37 3.56 3.69 1.98 14% (fr) F. 190/14
1908  14 304 058 1.78 1.78 3.56 2.93 19% (fr) F. 190/15
1909  9 900 044 1.77 1.78 3.58 5.34 10.67 17% (fr) F. 190/16
1910  15 922 600 1.77 2.21 2.50 4.75 20% (fr) F. 190/17
1911  1 329 504 17.80 17.80 6% (fr) F. 190/18
1912  16 000 000 1.19 1.77 2.37 3.56 22% (fr) F. 190/19
1913  14 000 000 1.77 1.78 3.03 4.57 2.97 23% (fr) F. 190/20
1914  9 656 841 1.65 2.37 2.97 19% (fr) F. 190/21
1915  20 892 772 1.78 1.71 2.37 3.56 27% (fr) F. 190/22
1916  52 962 657 1.40 2.37 2.22 3.05 3.89 5.42 43% (fr) F. 190/23
1917  48 628 732 1.19 1.78 2.01 2.73 3.56 10.61 41% (fr) F. 190/24
1918  36 491 942 1.78 2.12 2.49 4.96 5.27 40% (fr) F. 190/25
1919  24 298 732 1.78 1.42 2.37 3.56 4.75 5.28 27% (fr) F. 190/26
1920  8 508 560 2.97 3.56 4.75 3.69 15% (fr) F. 190/27

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