50 Centimes Chambers of Commerce

50 Centimes (Chambers of Commerce) -  obverse50 Centimes (Chambers of Commerce) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1929
Value 50 Centimes (0.5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 2 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References F# 191,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 421,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 884,
  • 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# 196,
  • 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.
GEM# 82.2 / 82.3
Michel Taillard, Michel Arnaud; 2014. Essais Monétaires et Piéforts Français 1870-2001. Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602434 .

Obverse

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

Lettering:
COMMERCE INDUSTRIE
DOMARD INV.
1922

Translation:
Commerce Industry
Domard Inverted (invent)
1922

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) -  obverse

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Comments

Regarding open and closed figures:
These are not different corners but defects of striking, therefore artifacts with obstructed corners. For lovers of these die chips, we can simply note that all 2 exist either open or closed, but that they are closed only by a small remnant of metal which were stuck there and not because of a corner differently engraved. We note the existence of 2 incompletely closed.
Extract from Franc 10

Trial without signature

Trial with signature

Die chip with 2 open or 2 close

Die chip 4 open or 4 close

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1920  0.2% F. 191/1, GEM#82.2 - Trial, see comment
1921  0.3% F. 191/2 - Trial, see comment
1921  8,691,867 0.60 1.19 1.19 7.14 20% F. 191/3 - See comment
1922  86,225,994 0.12 0.36 0.54 1.67 3.46 54% F. 191/4 - See comment
1923  119,583,707 0.06 0.37 0.36 0.60 0.82 4.76 0.60 59% F. 191/5 - See comment
1924  97,036,160 0.36 0.60 0.60 0.92 3.26 40% F. 191/6 - See comment
1925  48,016,611 0.24 0.89 1.04 1.56 4.33 30% F. 191/7 - See comment
1926  46,446,919 0.18 0.52 0.60 2.38 53.58 33% F. 191/8 - See comment
1927  23,702,858 0.42 0.95 1.19 5.42 6.57 28% F. 191/9 - See comment
1928  10,329,430 0.95 1.19 2.38 5.06 21% F. 191/10 - See comment
1929  6,668,514 5.95 7.14 13.70 12% F. 191/11 - See comment

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