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2 Francs Vichy French State

2 Francs (Vichy French State) -  obverse 2 Francs (Vichy French State) -  reverse

Features

Country France
Type Common coin
Years 1943-1944
Value 2 Francs (2)
Metal Aluminium
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17-02-2005
References KM# 904, Gad# 536, F# 270
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-headed axe in centre with ear of wheat either side, lettering below. Lettering on top and bottom of axe
NOTE: If there is a mintmark it is on the left, above the wheat and to the side of the head
NOTE: The 1943 Essai coin has ESSAI above the axe

Lettering:
ÉTAT FRANÇAIS
S PACIS
PETAIN

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

Oak leaves either side of central numeral, lettering above, lettering below with date

Lettering:
·TRAVAIL·FAMILLE·
·PATRIE·
2
·FRANCS·
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

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1943  Essai
1943  106,997,000 KM#904.1 (Paris)
1943 B 34,131,000 KM#904.2 (Beaumont)
1944  25,546,000 KM#904.1 (Paris)
1944 B 10,297,863 KM#904.2 (Beaumont)
1944 C 19,470,267 KM#904.3 (Castelsarrasin)

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