1 Franc Piedfort with essai

Features

Issuer New Caledonia
Period French Overseas Territory (1946-date)
Type Pattern
Year 1952
Value 1 Franc
1 XPF = USD 0.0087
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Number N# 268552
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# PE2
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Liberty sitting on throne, facing left holding lit torch in left hand. Assorted fruit in a cornucopia in bend of right arm.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
ESSAI
G.B.BAZOR
1949

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor Read more on Wikipedia

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

Kagu bird within sprigs below value.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1
FRANC
NOUVELLE CALEDONIE

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1952  104

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