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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
Type Common coin
Years 1920-1929
Value 50 Centimes (0.5)
Metal Aluminium-bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 884, Gad# 421, F# 191, Schön# 196
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

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

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 1.13 1.89 (fr) F. 191/3
1921 ESSAI Essai
1922  86,225,994 0.23 0.57 0.62 1.62 (fr) F. 191/4
1923  0.28 0.57 closed 2
1923  119,583,707 0.35 0.50 0.73 1.46 24.54 open 2
1924  0.73 0.36 closed 4
1924  97,036,160 0.09 0.57 0.57 0.45 open "4" in "1924"
1925  1.13 1.94 closed 2
1925  48,016,611 1.39 1.13 1.48 open 2
1926  46,446,919 0.57 0.70 2.26 (fr) F. 191/8
1927  23,702,858 0.90 1.70 9.06 (fr) F. 191/9
1928  2.26 closed 2
1928  10,329,430 2.54 2.26 open 2
1929  4.03 16.96 closed 2
1929  6,668,514 9.05 4.43 open 2

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