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Country French West Africa
Period French Union (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1955
Value 1 Franc (1 FCFA)
Metal Aluminium
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 3, Schön# 3
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 winged Phrygian cap.
Several ships in the background.
Date below exergue line, followed by privy mark.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
L.BAZOR GB
1948

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:
1 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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  30,110,000 2.02 2.25 3.55 Monnaie de Paris (wing)
1955  5,200,000 1.41 1.13 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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