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50 Centimes Chambers of Commerce

50 Centimes (Chambers of Commerce) -  obverse 50 Centimes (Chambers of Commerce) -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1929
Value 50 Centimes (0.5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 884,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 421,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 191,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Schön# 196
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Mercury, the god of commerce (god of abundance and commercial success)

Lettering:
COMMERCE INDUSTRIE
DOMARD INV.
1922

Translation:
COMMERCE INDUSTRY
1922
DOMARD INVENTED (invenit)

Engraver: Joseph-François Domard

Joseph-François Domard was a French coin and medals engraver.

Reverse

Denomination in center, lettering surrounding

Lettering:
✿ CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE DE FRANCE
BON POUR
50
CENTIMES
BR. AL.

Translation:
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF FRANCE
GOOD FOR
50
CENTIMES
Bronze Aluminium

Engraver: Joseph-François Domard

Joseph-François Domard was a French coin and medals engraver.

Edge

Reeded

50 Centimes (Chambers of Commerce)

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Comments

Many varieties, especially for 1924 mintage

Open and closed "4" on the 1924 coins

Ole

example of the closed "2" for 1923:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1920 ESSAI Essai (reeded edge)
1920 ESSAI Essai (smooth edge)
1921  8,691,867 0.55 1.12 1.62 6.70 (fr) F. 191/3
1921 ESSAI Essai
1922  86,225,994 0.16 0.45 0.56 1.63 (fr) F. 191/4
1923  0.25 0.27 0.23 closed 2
1923  119,583,707 0.35 0.35 0.56 1.12 24.24 open 2
1924  0.56 0.48 closed 4
1924  97,036,160 0.15 0.56 0.56 0.47 open "4" in "1924"
1925  1.02 1.92 closed 2
1925  48,016,611 1.29 0.91 1.29 open 2
1926  46,446,919 0.52 0.59 2.79 (fr) F. 191/8
1927  23,702,858 0.89 1.67 6.15 (fr) F. 191/9
1928  0.87 2.23 closed 2
1928  10,329,430 2.23 2.23 open 2
1929  5.58 10.05 closed 2
1929  6,668,514 8.94 4.38 open 2

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