10 Francs Essai

Features

Issuer French Somaliland (Djibouti)
Period Fifth Republic (1958-1967)
Type Pattern
Year 1965
Value 10 Francs
Currency Djiboutian franc (1948-1967)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 177545
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E5
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, followed by privy mark.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
ESSAI
L.BAZOR GB
1965

Translation: FRENCH REPUBLIC

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

2 boats, a dhow and a passenger ship ocean liner, Djibouti harbor in the background, value above.

Lettering:
COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS
10
FRANCS

Translation: FRENCH SOMALILAND

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

Plain.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1965  2 000 Essai

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