40 Francs Pattern

Features

Country French Equatorial Africa
Type Pattern
Year 1958
Value 40 Francs (40)
Currency CFA franc (1945-1960)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# Pn1,
  • 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.
Lec# 20
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602281.

Obverse

Lion head facing left.

Lettering:
AFRIQUE CENTRALE
CR

Translation: Central Africa

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

Reverse

Derby moose on a shield.
6 spears in the background.

Lettering:
BANQUE D'EMISSION
40 FRS

Engraver: Robert Cochet

Robert Cochet was a French artist medal engraver, born in 1903. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and specialised in creating designs for medals, coinage and small works in bronze.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1958)  33

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