1 Franc Vichy French State - heavy type

Features

Country France
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1943
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium-magnesium
Weight 1.6 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
Number N# 18132
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 222,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 471,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 902,
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# 213
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

An ax between wheat ears (Coat of arms or Symbol of the Vichy French State: 1940–1944) and the initials LB (where present) to right of the axe head

Lettering: ETAT FRANÇAIS

Translation: French State

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 above date with oak leaves on both sides

Lettering:
TRAVAIL·FAMILLE·
·PATRIE·
1
·FRANC·
1942

Translation:
Work·Family·
·Patriotism·
1
Franc

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
The image shows both heavy KM#902.1 (bottom) and light KM#902.1-3 (top) type

1 Franc (Vichy French State - heavy type) -  obverse

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1942  0.3% (fr) F. 222/2b - KM#902.1 - Croix sur globule - Rajout Franc2019
1942  152 143 791 0.07 0.15 0.30 0.47 1.52 1.13 6.05 84% KM#902.1
1942  1.5% KM#902.1, Trial Strike
1943  0.27 0.59 0.59 0.96 2.17 1.97 39% KM#902.1

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