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50 Centimes

50 Centimes -  obverse50 Centimes -  reverse

© JetonBretagne

Features

Country France - Modern
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 KM# 854,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 420,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 190,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Schön# 186
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1897  88,000 132.71 (fr) F. 190/1
1897  Antique Silver, matte flan
1898  30,000,000 1.11 1.66 4.42 9.76 (fr) F. 190/3
1898  Antique Silver, matte flan
1899  18,000,000 1.05 1.11 1.66 5.53 30.41 (fr) F. 190/5
1900  9,140,767 4.02 4.02 12.86 (fr) F. 190/6
1900  Antique Silver, matte flan
1901  4,960,000 3.59 8.85 11.06 20.98 (fr) F. 190/8
1902  3,778,172 4.00 4.00 4.45 (fr) F. 190/9
1903  2,221,828 13.27 33.18 (fr) F. 190/10
1904  4,000,000 7.74 9.95 14.09 (fr) F. 190/11
1905  2,380,861 9.95 11.06 22.12 (fr) F. 190/12
1906  2,679,144 4.98 4.53 4.53 (fr) F. 190/13
1907  7,331,819 2.21 2.96 2.96 (fr) F. 190/14
1908  14,304,058 1.66 1.66 3.30 (fr) F. 190/15
1909  9,900,044 1.11 2.21 3.87 (fr) F. 190/16
1910  15,922,600 2.21 2.21 3.32 (fr) F. 190/17
1911  1,329,504 16.59 32.07 (fr) F. 190/18
1912  16,000,000 1.62 2.21 17.39 (fr) F. 190/19
1913  14,000,000 1.12 2.88 8.29 (fr) F. 190/20
1914  9,656,841 1.48 2.07 11.06 (fr) F. 190/21
1915  20,892,772 1.39 1.82 4.42 (fr) F. 190/22
1916  52,962,657 1.11 2.02 2.02 3.68 7.19 (fr) F. 190/23
1917  48,628,732 1.11 1.62 1.62 2.54 6.28 (fr) F. 190/24
1918  36,491,942 1.66 1.95 2.32 7.32 7.32 (fr) F. 190/25
1919  24,298,732 1.38 2.21 3.26 4.93 (fr) F. 190/26
1920  8,508,560 3.32 3.32 6.64 (fr) F. 190/27

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