10 Francs

10 Francs -  obverse10 Francs -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Country Equatorial African states
Period Central Bank of Equatorial African states and Cameroon (1958-1973)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1958
Value 10 Francs (10)
Currency CFA franc (French Equatorial Africa, 1945-1960)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 3468
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 11,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Lec# 29
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Three giant elands left, date below.

Lettering:
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANCAISE
INSTITUT D'EMISSION
G.B.L.BAZOR
1958
CAMEROUN

Translation:
French Equatorial Africa
Currency Institute
1958
Cameroon

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 within wreath of major Cameroonian crops, including cotton, coffee, cocoa and grains.

Lettering:
10
FRANCS

Translation:
10
Francs

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

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

Comments

Wing privy mark.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1958  25 000 000 1.11 1.19 2.09 2.63 3.39

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