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1 Franc

1 Franc -  obverse 1 Franc -  reverse

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Features

Country French Equatorial Africa
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1948
Value 1 Franc (1 FCFA)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.32 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 6, Schön# 6
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Mariane's head left, wearing a winged phrygian cap.
Background: harbour and 4 ships berthed.
Date below.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
L.BAZOR GB·
1948

Translation: French Republic French Union

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 and various crops,
divides denomination.

Lettering:
1 F.
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANÇAISE

Translation: French Equatorial Africa

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

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  15,000,000 0.74 2.77 2.68 0.79 4.05 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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