2 Francs Essai aluminium, raised rim

Features

Issuer New Caledonia
Period French Overseas Territory (1946-date)
Type Pattern
Year 1948
Value 2 Francs
2 XPF = USD 0.017
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Number N# 270486
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E6a,
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.
Lec# 28
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Sitting figure holding sprig.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNION FRANÇAISE
A.RIVAUD
ESSAI
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

Reverse

Bird with wings open.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE
2
FRANCS
1948

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  10

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