50 Centimes

50 Centimes -  obverse50 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1931-1947
Value 50 Centimes (0.50)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 2 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.23 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 September 1949
Number N# 890
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 192,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
KM# 894,
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# 423,
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
GEM# 84.1 / 84.2
Michel Taillard, Michel Arnaud; 2014. Essais Monétaires et Piéforts Français 1870-2001. Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Marianne's head left wearing a phrygian cap decorated with a composite wreath made of olive tree leaves, oak and wheat.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
MORLON

Translation: FRENCH REPUBLIC

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Reverse

Value encompassed on either side by Cornucopia (or horn of plenty, overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts).

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE
FRATERNITE
50
CENTIMES
1932

Translation:
FREEDOM·EQUALITY
BROTHERHOOD

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

50 Centimes -  obverse

Mints

Paris, France (864-date)
B cerclé Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

Comments

1931
F. 192/1 Curved trial, with grape and without fruit

F. 192/2 Straight trial, with grapes and with fruit

Trial variety with fruit rarer
F. 192/3 Without grapes and without fruit

F. 192/4 With grapes and without fruit

F. 192/5 With grapes and with fruit


1932
F. 192/6 Trial, 9 and 2 close, with grapes and without fruit

F. 192/7  9 and 2 open, without grapes and with fruit

F. 192/8 9 and 2 open, without grapes and without fruit

F. 192/9 9 and 2 close, without grapes and without fruit


1933 9 open and 9 close


1939 Mint of Paris and Bruxelles

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1931  0.5% F. 192/1, KM#894.1, GEM#84.1, KM#894.1 - Curved trial, with grape, without fruit - see comments
1931  0.13% F. 192/2, GEM # 84.2 - Straight trial, with grapes and with fruit - see comments
1931  62 775 175 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.46 $ 0.89 14% F. 192/3 - KM # 894.1 - without grapes, without fruit - see comments
1931  $ 0.54 $ 1.08 $ 1.99 11% F. 192/4 - KM # 894.1 - with grapes, without fruit - see comments
1931  $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.54 $ 0.66 32% F. 192/5 - KM # 894.1 - with grapes, with fruit - see comments
1932  1.0% F. 192/6 - KM # 894.1 - Trial, 9 and 2 closed, without fruit or grapes - see comments
1932  108 839 108 $ 0.08 $ 0.10 $ 0.22 $ 0.48 $ 0.54 47% F. 192/7 - KM # 894.1 - 9 and 2 open with grapes - see comments
1932  $ 3.23 $ 3.23 $ 4.54 7% F. 192/8 - KM # 894.1 - 9 and 2 open without grapes - see comments
1932  $ 0.05 $ 0.24 $ 0.32 $ 0.54 $ 5.38 14% F. 192/9 - KM # 894.1 - 9 and 2 closed without grapes - see comments
1933  41 937 281 $ 0.05 $ 0.11 $ 0.27 $ 0.86 $ 0.90 $ 1.08 28% F. 192/10 - KM # 894.1 - 9 open - see comments
1933  $ 0.54 $ 1.08 $ 11 10% F. 192/11 - KM # 894.1 - 9 closed - see comments
1936  16 602 087 $ 0.37 $ 0.48 $ 1.08 $ 3.16 $ 3.16 $ 4.83 22% F. 192/12 - KM#894.1
1937  43 950 032 $ 0.06 $ 0.22 $ 0.54 $ 0.84 $ 6.42 $ 6.42 27% F. 192/13 - KM#894.1
1938  55 706 659 $ 0.05 $ 0.09 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 $ 0.79 $ 4.01 38% F. 192/14 - KM#894.1
1939  96 594 500 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.36 $ 0.91 $ 2.66 $ 27 46% F. 192/15 - KM#894.1 - see comments
1939 B cerclé $ 1.88 $ 5.38 $ 22 13% F. 192/16 - KM#894.2 - Bruxelles - see comments
1940  10 384 397 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 1.08 $ 13 18% F. 192/17 - KM#894.1
1941  82 957 663 $ 0.05 $ 0.10 $ 0.22 $ 0.32 $ 0.97 $ 4.76 $ 4.99 46% F. 192/18 - KM#894.1 - struck under the Vichy regime
1947  2 170 000 $ 1.08 $ 108 1.4% F. 192/19 - KM # 894.1 - struck under the 4th republic and used in the colonies

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