5 Francs Piedfort Essai

Features

Issuer French Somaliland (Djibouti)
Period French Union (1946-1958)
Type Pattern
Year 1948
Value 5 Francs
Currency Djiboutian franc (1948-1967)
Composition Aluminium
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 142256
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# PE3
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
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:
COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS
5 FR·S

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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948 

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