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50 Centimes

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Features

Country 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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 09-01-1949
References F# 192,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
KM# 894,
  • 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.
Gad# 423,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
GEM# 84.1 / 84.2
Michel Taillard, Michel Arnaud; 2014. Essais Monétaires et Piéforts Français 1870-2001. Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602434 .

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

Mints

Paris, France (864-date)
B cerclé Bruxelles, Belgium

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 Wwithout 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 ouvert and 9 close


1939 Mint of Paris and Bruxelles

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1931  0.4% F. 192/1, KM#894.1, GEM#84.1, KM#894.1 - Curved trial, with grape, without fruit - see comments
1931  0.12% F. 192/2, GEM # 84.2 - Straight trial, with grapes and with fruit - see comments
1931  62,775,175 0.12 0.18 0.59 3.55 12% F. 192/3 - KM # 894.1 - without grapes, without fruit - see comments
1931  1.44 1.18 7.10 10% F. 192/4 - KM # 894.1 - with grapes, without fruit - see comments
1931  0.15 0.69 1.04 36% F. 192/5 - KM # 894.1 - with grapes, with fruit - see comments
1932  0.7% F. 192/6 - KM # 894.1 - Trial, 9 and 2 closed, without fruit or grapes - see comments
1932  108,839,108 0.08 0.09 0.24 0.58 0.66 47% F. 192/7 - KM # 894.1 - 9 and 2 open with grapes - see comments
1932  2.37 4.74 6% F. 192/8 - KM # 894.1 - 9 and 2 open without grapes - see comments
1932  0.36 0.59 9.47 14% F. 192/9 - KM # 894.1 - 9 and 2 closed without grapes - see comments
1933  41,937,281 0.12 0.53 1.10 1.54 28% F. 192/10 - KM # 894.1 - 9 open, without grapes - see comments
1933  1.18 35.52 10% F. 192/11 - KM # 894.1 - 9 closed, without grapes - see comments
1936  16,602,087 0.53 1.18 7.10 40.05 5.32 22% F. 192/12 - KM#894.1
1937  43,950,032 0.24 0.59 1.03 12.64 3.13 27% F. 192/13 - KM#894.1
1938  55,706,659 0.06 0.59 0.59 0.89 4.42 39% F. 192/14 - KM#894.1
1939  96,594,500 0.59 0.14 0.24 0.39 1.18 21.31 27.23 46% F. 192/15 - KM#894.1 - see comments
1939 B cerclé 2.78 6.70 23.68 13% F. 192/16 - KM#894.2 - Bruxelles - see comments
1940  10,384,397 0.59 1.18 7.70 59.20 19% F. 192/17 - KM#894.1
1941  82,957,663 0.06 0.11 0.24 0.28 1.09 6.31 3.24 46% F. 192/18 - KM#894.1 - hit under the Vichy regime
1947  2,170,000 1.18 133.08 1.4% F. 192/19 - KM # 894.1 - struck under the 4th republic and used in the colonies

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