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50 Centimes

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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
References F# 190,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 420,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 854,
  • 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# 186
  • 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

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  88,000 153.25 2% (fr) F. 190/1
1897  0.3% Antique Silver, matte flan
1898  30,000,000 1.87 1.18 2.36 4.72 10.12 27% (fr) F. 190/3
1898  1.1% Antique Silver, matte flan
1899  18,000,000 1.29 1.77 2.36 5.90 5.46 20% (fr) F. 190/5
1900  9,140,767 3.99 3.54 10.65 14% (fr) F. 190/6
1900  0.5% Antique Silver, matte flan
1901  4,960,000 3.54 10.61 11.79 22.37 11% (fr) F. 190/8
1902  3,778,172 6.49 3.54 5.10 9% (fr) F. 190/9
1903  2,221,828 14.15 21.15 17.69 8% (fr) F. 190/10
1904  4,000,000 8.26 4.72 15.86 9% (fr) F. 190/11
1905  2,380,861 10.61 5.90 23.59 7% (fr) F. 190/12
1906  2,679,144 4.72 5.90 3.54 9% (fr) F. 190/13
1907  7,331,819 2.36 3.54 3.67 3.54 15% (fr) F. 190/14
1908  14,304,058 1.77 1.77 3.54 4.72 19% (fr) F. 190/15
1909  9,900,044 1.18 2.36 3.54 17% (fr) F. 190/16
1910  15,922,600 2.36 2.36 2.95 5.46 20% (fr) F. 190/17
1911  1,329,504 17.69 34.20 6% (fr) F. 190/18
1912  16,000,000 1.98 2.37 3.80 22% (fr) F. 190/19
1913  14,000,000 1.18 1.77 2.95 4.72 7.08 23% (fr) F. 190/20
1914  9,656,841 1.53 2.21 6.03 19% (fr) F. 190/21
1915  20,892,772 1.31 2.36 3.54 28% (fr) F. 190/22
1916  52,962,657 1.18 2.12 2.21 3.54 3.86 3.24 43% (fr) F. 190/23
1917  48,628,732 1.18 1.20 1.77 2.59 5.45 5.39 41% (fr) F. 190/24
1918  36,491,942 1.77 2.12 2.63 4.72 3.18 40% (fr) F. 190/25
1919  24,298,732 1.77 2.36 3.54 3.54 5.39 28% (fr) F. 190/26
1920  8,508,560 2.95 3.54 4.72 15% (fr) F. 190/27

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