5 Francs - Pétain

5 Francs - Pétain -  obverse5 Francs - Pétain -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1941
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1191
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 338,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 764,
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 901
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

Lettering:
PHILIPPE PETAIN MARECHAL DE FRANCE
+ CHEF DE L'ETAT +
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

Lettering:
TRAVAIL FAMILLE
5 F.
PATRIE

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

Comments

From the original planned mintage of 200,000,000; only 13,782,000 pieces were minted as the German occupational authorities wanted to reserve the nickel used by Monnaie de Paris for the war efforts and as such the coin was not needed considering the banknotes of the same value was already in circulation. The coins were stockpiled in the storehouse of Monnaie de Paris located in Castellsarrasin for three years without never being released for circulation. The whole mintage was moved to Germany to be melted down in order to reuse the nickel but the boat transporting the coins on the Sambre River in Belgium was sunk by an Allied bombardment. It is reported that only 50,000 pieces were saved from the river.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  13 782 000 $ 318 97% (fr) F. 338/2
1941  6% Essai

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