5 Francs with IEOM

Features

Issuer French Polynesia
Period French Polynesia › French overseas territory (1957-2003)
French Polynesia › French overseas collectivity (2003-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1975-2020
Value 5 Francs
5 XPF = USD 0.047
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 3.80 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 1525
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 12,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 14
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Liberty sitting on throne, facing left holding lit torch in left hand. Assorted fruit in a cornucopia in bend of right arm.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
I·E· O·M·
G.B.BAZOR
2008

Translation:
FRENCH REPUBLIC
I · E · O · M ·
G.B.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

Palm trees on left, sea with sailboat in middle, mountains in distance. Boat with outrigger in foreground, plus assorted fruit in container

Lettering:
POLYNESIE
5 F.
FRANÇAISE

Translation:
Polynesia
5 F.
France

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

Smooth

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France (1973-date)

Comments

Two varieties for the location of privy marks exist, type 1  until 2002, type 2 from 2003:

Type 1 = privy marks are located    Type 2 = privy marks are located
each sides of the date                          beside the lions heads

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1975  500 000 $ 0.34 $ 1.99 $ 3.72 15% Type1; dolphin
1977  500 000 $ 1.13 $ 1.07 $ 5.67 13% Type1; dolphin
1982  500 200 $ 1.13 $ 0.79 12% Type1; dolphin
1983  800 200 $ 0.71 $ 0.57 $ 2.13 13% Type1; dolphin
1984  600 200 $ 0.68 $ 2.27 12% Type1; dolphin
1986  600 000 $ 1.70 $ 2.27 11% Type1; dolphin
1987  400 000 $ 2.05 7% Type1; dolphin
1988  400 000 $ 3.40 6% Type1; dolphin
1990  501 600 $ 0.80 7% Type1; dolphin
1991  720 000 $ 0.23 $ 1.36 12% Type1; dolphin
1992  480 000 $ 0.91 7% Type1; dolphin
1993  357 600 $ 1.70 5% Type1; dolphin
1994  480 000 $ 0.58 $ 1.05 $ 1.70 8% Type1; dolphin
1996  100 800 2% Type 1; bee
1997  451 200 $ 2.27 5% Type 1; bee
1998  792 000 $ 0.68 $ 0.48 $ 1.13 9% Type 1; bee
1999  552 000 $ 0.68 $ 1.17 7% Type 1; bee
2000  885 600 $ 0.48 $ 0.57 $ 2.27 6% Type 1; horseshoe
2001  1 641 600 $ 0.57 $ 2.27 $ 1.70 13% Type 1; horseshoe
2002  384 000 4% Type 1; horseshoe
2003  960 000 $ 1.25 $ 1.27 $ 1.50 10% Type 2: heart
2004  624 000 5% Type 2; hunting horn
2005  588 000 4% Type 2; hunting horn
2006  720 000 4% Type 2; hunting horn
2007  1 000 200 5% Type 2; hunting horn
2008  1 060 000 $ 1.05 $ 3.40 $ 1.42 8% Type 2; hunting horn
2009  900 000 4% Type 2; hunting horn
2010  700 000 $ 1.13 3% Type 2; hunting horn
2011  900 000 4% Type 2; pentagon
2012  158 400 1.0% Type 2; pentagon
2013  0.3% Type 2; pentagon
2014  950 400 3% Type 2; pentagon
2015  704 000 1.9% Type 2; pentagon
2016  387 200 1.3% Type 2; pentagon
2017  950 400 1.7% Type 2; pentagon
2018  528 000 0.7%
2019  0.5%
2020  0.3%

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