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1 Franc Piedfort Essai

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Country French Somaliland
(Djibouti)
Type Pattern
Year 1948
Value 1 Franc (1)
Composition Aluminium
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# PE1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE UNION FRANCAIS
L.BAZOR GB
ESSAI
1948

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.

Lettering:
CÔTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS
1 F

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.

Comments

Paris mint.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948 

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