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50 Centimes light type

50 Centimes (light type) -  obverse 50 Centimes (light type) -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1947
Value 50 Centimes (0.5)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-31-1950
References KM# 894.1a, KM# 894.2a, KM# 894.3a, Gad# 426, F# 194
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)

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

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
1946

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

Comments

Mint letters:
None = Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
B = Beaumont-le-Roger, Normandy, France
C = Castelsarassin, Midi-Pyrénées, France

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1941  0.20 0.18 0.64 0.83 KM#894.1a
1941 ESSAI Essai
1944  1.39 2.54 9.79 KM#894.1a
1945  26,224,000 0.32 0.94 3.88 KM#894.1a
1945 B 6,356,819 0.22 2.22 3.33 KM#894.2a
1945 C 2,968,613 2.22 4.86 5.46 KM#894.3a
1945 ESSAI Essai
1946  24,604,644 0.28 1.11 12.19 KM#894.1a
1946 B 29,344,000 0.25 1.66 8.87 KM#894.2a
1946 ESSAI Essai
1947  51,744,000 0.51 0.40 0.55 2.22 2.68 KM#894.1a
1947 B 18,504,000 5.54 5.54 44.35 KM#894.2a

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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