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50 Centimes

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Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1962-1964
Value 50 Centimes (0.50 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 7 g
Diameter 24.95 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 11-01-1965
References F# 197,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 427,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 939,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 231
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The bust of Marianne wearing a Phrygian cap facing left

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

Adrien Dieudonne (1912-1982) is a medallist who authored the reverse of the French 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents minted from 1962.

Edge

Smooth

50 Centimes -  obverse

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Comments

Trial Strike

Source : CGB&Eagle68

3 and 4 folds

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1962  3,500 0.9% Essai
1962  37,560,000 1.45 1.47 3.53 3.00 58% KM#939.1 (3 folds in collar)
1962  64.78 5% KM#939.2 (4 folds in collar)
1963  62,482,000 0.06 1.77 2.36 1.18 58% KM#939.1 (3 folds in collar)
1963  1.18 3.53 23.56 32% KM#939.2 (4 folds in collar)
1964  41,471,600 1.18 3.53 3.53 30% KM#939.2 (4 folds in collar)

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