100 Francs

100 Francs -  obverse100 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country Cameroon
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1972
Value 100 Francs (100)
Currency CFA franc (Central bank of Equatorial African States and Cameroon, 1961-1973)
Composition Nickel
Weight 7.0 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 16,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 18
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Three antelopes looking left amongst grass. Lettering around top, designer's name on right

Lettering:
CAMEROUN - CAMEROON
G.B.L.BAZOR
CR

Translation: Cameroon 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

Value inside inner circle, privy mark on right. Between outer and inner circle - lettering at top, date at bottom, zizag lines and dots in two sections on left and right.

Lettering:
BANQUE CENTRALE
100
FRANCS
1972

Translation:
Central Bank
100
Francs
1972

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

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1972  1,600 4% Essai
1972  4,000,000 4.25 9.41 4.86 97% Monnaie de Paris (owl)

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