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Features

Country France
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1962-1964
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 FRF)
Metal Aluminium-bronze
Weight 7 g
Diameter 24.95 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 11-01-1965
References KM# 939, Gad# 427, F# 197, Schön# 231
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

NOTE: Varieties in amount of folds.
Privy mark = owl, 1958-74 Raymond Joly

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
LAGRIFFOUL

Engraver: Henri Lagriffoul

Henri-Albert Lagriffoul was a French sculptor who won the Prix de Rome in 1932. His work is displayed in many public spaces in France. His head of "Marianne" appeared on the French coins from 1962–66. He also competed in the art competitions at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Reverse

Value in centre, with plant on left and wheat to right

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE
·FRATERNITE·
A.DIEUDONNE
50
CENTIMES
1964

Engraver: Adrien Dieudonné

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Varieties in amount of folds:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1962  37,560,000 1.96 1.68 5.61 KM#939.1 (3 folds in collar)
1962  KM#939.2 (4 folds in collar)
1962 ESSAI 3,500 Essai
1963  62,482,000 2.24 2.80 1.00 KM#939.1 (3 folds in collar)
1963  1.12 3.59 33.63 KM#939.2 (4 folds in collar)
1964  41,471,600 3.36 3.93 KM#939.2 (4 folds in collar)

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