1 Franc

1 Franc -  obverse1 Franc -  reverse

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Features

Issuer French Somaliland (Djibouti)
Period Fifth Republic (1958-1967)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1959-1965
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Djiboutian franc (1948-1967)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 22.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11678
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 8
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

Marianne head left, wearing a winged phrygian cap.
4 ships in the background.
Date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
L.BAZOR GB
1959

Translation: FRENCH REPUBLIC

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

Head of a waterbuck (large antelope).
Palm spread at top between long horns.
Either side of head a shell with fish underneath.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS
1 F

Translation: FRENCH SOMALILAND

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

Plain

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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1959  500 000 $ 0.58 $ 4.59 $ 7.35 $ 5.52 $ 4.19 88% Monnaie de Paris (owl)
1965  200 000 $ 2.78 19% Monnaie de Paris (owl)

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