5 Francs

5 Francs -  obverse5 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country Madagascar
Period French Overseas Territory (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1953
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency CFA franc (1945-1963)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 3.8 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1855
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 5,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Lec# 106
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Female personification of the French Republic (Marianne), wearing winged phrygian cap with French tricolor left. Cargo ships in background.
NOTE: The ESSAI on some coins is vertical behind the head and in front of FRANÇAISE

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
L.BAZOR G.B.
1953

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

Value above three conjoined Zebu heads, flanked by sprays, value within horns

Lettering:
5
FRANCS
MADAGASCAR

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

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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1953  30 012 000 1.31 1.19 2.10 2.37 3.31 4.04

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