25 Francs

Features

Issuer French West Africa
Period French Union (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1956
Value 25 Francs
Currency CFA franc (French West Africa, 1944-1958)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.08 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1122
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 7,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Lec# 18,
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Schön# 7
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Marianne's head, facing left, wearing a Phrygian cap. Divided date.
NOTE: Privy mark above 19 of date
G.B.L. Bazor signature on the collar.

Lettering:
19 56
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
G.B.L. BAZOR

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Reverse

Leptoceros gazelle head facing, divides denomination, various crops.

Lettering:
25 Fs
AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANÇAISE

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1956  20 000 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.31 $ 1.05 $ 2.09 $ 2.09 $ 3.21 $ 5.23 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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