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1 Franc Vichy French State - light type

1 Franc (Vichy French State - light type) -  obverse 1 Franc (Vichy French State - light type) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Type Common coin
Years 1942-1944
Value 1 Franc (1)
Metal Aluminium
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17-02-2005
References KM# 902, Gad# 471, F# 223
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

Obverse

Double bit axe, grain sprigs flank.
NOTE: Mintmark (if any) to right of axe head

Lettering:
S PACIS
LB
PETAIN
ETAT FRANÇAIS

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

Denomination above date, oak leaves flank

Lettering:
TRAVAIL·FAMILLE·
·PATRIE·
1
·FRANC·
1943

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
The image shows both heavy KM#902.1 (bottom) and light KM#902.1-3 (top) type

1 Franc (Vichy French State - light type)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1942 
1942 essai
1943  205,563,897 0.91 0.29 1.28 0.92 KM#902.1 (Paris)
1943 B 68,082,000 KM#902.2 (Beaumont)
1944  50,605,000 0.38 1.14 3.42 KM#902.1 (Paris)
1944 B 13,622,075 4.15 13.60 KM#902.2 (Beaumont)
1944 C 74,859,005 0.47 1.14 0.35 KM#902.3 (Castelsarrasin, large "C")
1944 C 1.46 KM#902.3 (Castelsarrasin, small "C")

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