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Features

Country French West Africa
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1956
Value 5 francs (5 FCFA)
Metal Aluminium-bronze
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 5, KM# E3, Schön# 5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Marianne's head, facing left, wearing a Phrygian cap. Divided date.
NOTE: Privy mark above 19 of date
G.B.L. Bazor signature on the collar.

Lettering:
19 56
G.B.L. BAZOR
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

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

Leptoceros gazelle head facing divides denomination, various crops.

Lettering:
5 F.
AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANÇAISE

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

Comments

The World Coins gives the reference (KM#) E3 to the "essai".

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1956  2,300 ESSAI (KM# E3)
1956  85,000,000 0.63 0.59 1.14 1.93 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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