50 Francs

50 Francs -  obverse50 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1950-1958
Value 50 Francs (50)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium (91% Copper, 9% Aluminium)
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.24 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 3 August 1966
Number N# 712
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 425,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
KM# 918,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Gad# 880,
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Schön# 223
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Female head facing left, designer, legend

Script: Latin

Lettering: REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE G GUIRAUD

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Reverse

Rooster facing right, laurel branch, value, year of production, a pattern of dashes around the edge with the mintmark below the date

Script: Latin

Lettering:
50
FRANCS
1952
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Translation: Liberty Equality Fraternity

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Edge

Smooth

50 Francs -  obverse

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Mints

Paris, France (864-date)
B Beaumont-le-Roger, France

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1950  1 700 0.4% (fr) F. 425/1 - Essai
1950  0.12% F. 425/2 Pré-série sans le mot essai avec le listel large, très rare
1950  $ 143 1.6% KM#918.1 (without mintmark)
1950 B 0.5% KM#918.2 (with mintmark, rare)
1951  68 629 600 $ 0.12 $ 0.36 $ 0.53 $ 1.06 $ 1.92 $ 4.50 $ 5.03 51% KM#918.1 (without mintmark)
1951 B 11 829 121 $ 1.03 $ 1.06 $ 1.59 $ 2.90 23% KM#918.2 (with mintmark)
1952  0.8% (fr) F. 425/7 - Essai
1952  74 211 600 $ 0.35 $ 0.43 $ 0.59 $ 0.93 $ 1.37 $ 2.08 $ 4.91 53% KM#918.1 (without mintmark)
1952 B 13 432 229 $ 1.47 $ 1.47 $ 2.73 $ 4.75 $ 42 20% KM#918.2 (with mintmark)
1953  63 171 600 $ 0.17 $ 0.55 $ 0.55 $ 1.06 $ 1.48 $ 4.06 $ 4.86 47% KM#918.1 (without mintmark)
1953 B 23 375 768 $ 0.42 $ 2.67 $ 2.67 $ 2.67 $ 2.67 $ 2.67 23% KM#918.2 (with mintmark)
1954  1 083 200 $ 46 $ 46 $ 46 3% KM#918.1 (without mintmark)
1954 B 6 567 282 $ 21 $ 21 $ 21 5% KM#918.2 (with mintmark)
1958  500 738 $ 83 $ 83 2% KM#918.1 (without mintmark)

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Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231914
Lot 61228
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Apr 4, 2019 1954 B – KM#918.2 (with mintmark) UNC
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USD 168.00
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