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10 Francs Essai

Features

Country Cameroon
Period French Mandate (1919-1960)
Type Pattern
Year 1958
Value 10 Francs (10)
Currency Franc CFA (1945-1960)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# E8
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Three giant elands left. Date below.

Lettering:
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE
INSTITUT D'EMISSION
G.B.L.BAZOR
1958
CAMEROUN

Translation:
French Equatorial Africa
Currency Institute
Cameroon

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 encircled by a wreath of major Cameroonian crops, including cotton, coffee, cocoa, and grains.

Lettering:
ESSAI
10
FRANCS

Translation: Trial

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1958  2,030 Monnaie de Paris (wing); Essai

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