100 Francs CFA Essai

Features

Location Central African Republic
Issuing entity Central Bank of Equatorial African states and Cameroon
Period Republic (1960-1976)
Type Pattern
Year 1971
Value 100 Francs CFA
Currency CFA franc (Central bank of Equatorial African States and Cameroon, 1961-1973)
Composition Gold
Weight 13.56 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 167039
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E3
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

Antelopes (3 Giant Eland)

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE
G.B.L.BAZOR
CR

Translation:
Central African republic
G.B.L.Bazor
CR

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

Denomination within circle, date below.

Lettering:
BANQUE CENTRALE
100
FRANCS
ESSAI
1971

Translation:
Central Bank
100
Francs
Essai
1971

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1971  4 $ 4932 Extremely rare

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA (Essai)
Heritage Auctions
2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - New York 3037
Lot #29186
Internet Archive
Jan 4, 2015 UNC
(NGC PF65)
USD 5287.50
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA (Essai)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Francs CFA (Essai)
Stacks Bowers
Sale 182 - N.Y.I.N.C. Auction Sessions A-B
Lot 389
Internet Archive
Jan 10, 2014 UNC
(NGC PF65)
USD 6462.50
(+ buyer's premium)

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