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1 Franc Vichy French State - heavy type

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Country France - Modern
Period French State (1940-1944)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1942-1943
Value 1 Franc (1)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.6 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References KM# 902, Gad# 471, F# 222, Schön# 213
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Axe between wheat ears (Coat of arms or Symbol of the Vichy French State: 1940–1944). Initials LB (where present) to right of axe head.

Lettering: ETAT FRANÇAIS

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

Oak Leaves on either side of denomination

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

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)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1942  152,143,791 0.17 0.29 0.35 1.32 KM#902.1
1942  KM#902.1 without "LB"
1942 ESSAI KM#902.1 Essai
1943  0.18 0.24 0.47 0.82 KM#902.1

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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