50 Centimes

50 Centimes -  obverse50 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Haiti
Period Third Republic (1986-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1995-2013
Value 50 Centimes
0.50 HTG = USD 0.0050
Currency Third gourde (1872-date)
Composition Nickel clad steel
Weight 8.4 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 9546
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 153a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Charlemagne Péralte

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE D'HAÏTI
1995

Translation: Republic of Haiti

Reverse

Coat of Arms

Lettering:
LIBERTÉ·ÉGALITÉ·FRATERNITÉ
· 50 ·

Translation: Liberty Equality Brotherhood

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

Comments


Differences in lettering and design (compare 1995 + 2001 coin):



Accent marks on legend; not present on 1999 date.


Charlemagne Masséna Péralte (1886 - 1919) is a nationalist leader of Haiti. He resisted the US invasion of his country in 1915, leading guerrilla fighters called the Cacos. Although he succeeded in establishing a provisional government in the north of Haiti in 1917, he was betrayed by one of his own men and shot dead in 1919. He was given a national funeral after the end of the US occupation in 1935.


The coat of arms of Haiti, originally introduced in 1807, has appeared in its current form since 1986. It depicts six draped flags of the country, three on each side, placed on a green lawn in front of a palm tree flanked on either side by canons. On display are a drum, bugles, long guns, and ship anchors. Above the palm tree, there is a Phrygian cap placed as a symbol of freedom. Ribbon at the bottom bears the motto in French, “L'Union Fait La Force”, which means, Unity Makes Strength. However, not this but "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.", which appear on the reverse of the coin is the national motto of Haiti, according to their constitution.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1995  $ 0.31 $ 1.16 42%
1999  $ 0.87 $ 1.47 $ 1.32 38%
2011  $ 0.92 $ 1.00 $ 1.16 27%
2013  $ 1.09 5%

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