20 Francs Essai

Features

Issuer French Afars and Issas (Djibouti)
Period Fifth Republic (1967-1977)
Type Pattern
Year 1968
Value 20 Francs (20)
Currency Djiboutian Franc (1967-1977)
Composition Brass
Weight 4.1 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 178043
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# E3
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Marianne's head left wearing a winged phrygian cap.
4 ships in the backgroud. Date below.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
ESSAI
L.BAZOR GB
1968

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

Dhow, ocean liner, denomination above.

Lettering:
TERRITOIRE FRANÇAIS DES AFARS ET DES ISSAS ·
10
FRANCS

Translation: French Afars and Issas territory

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.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968  1 700 Monnaie de Paris (owl); Essai

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