50 Centimes light type

50 Centimes (light type) -  obverse50 Centimes (light type) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1947
Value 50 Centimes (0.5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 0.7 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 07-31-1950
Number N# 891
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 194,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
KM# 894a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Gad# 426,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
GEM# 88.4 / 88.EP
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

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

Mints

Paris, France (864-date)
B Beaumont-le-Roger, France
C Castelsarrasin, France

Comments

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  0.7% Essai
1941  $ 0.14 $ 0.19 $ 0.68 $ 0.72 $ 55 50% KM#894.1a
1944  $ 0.35 $ 1.16 $ 2.33 $ 8.92 29% KM#894.1a
1945  0.8% Essai
1945  26 224 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.35 $ 1.16 $ 2.33 $ 1.46 40% KM#894.1a
1945 B 6 356 819 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 1.75 $ 3.49 28% KM#894.2a
1945 C 2 968 613 $ 1.16 $ 1.16 $ 4.19 $ 4.48 23% KM#894.3a
1946  0.7% Essai
1946  24 604 644 $ 0.54 $ 0.58 $ 1.16 $ 6.99 32% KM#894.1a
1946 B 29 344 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.57 $ 1.75 $ 9.31 $ 41 31% KM#894.2a
1947  51 744 000 $ 0.47 $ 0.45 $ 0.58 $ 2.33 $ 1.16 49% KM#894.1a
1947 B 18 504 000 $ 1.16 $ 2.62 $ 4.66 $ 12 $ 6.99 22% KM#894.2a

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Centimes (light type)
CGB
E-auction n°356
Lot 269595
Internet Archive
Feb 10, 2020 1947 B – KM#894.2a UNC
(GENI MS65)
USD 80.33
(EUR 69.00)

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