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1 Franc

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Country French Oceania
(French Polynesia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1949
Value 1 franc (1 XPF)
Metal Aluminium
Weight 1.31 g
Diameter 23.4 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Seated Liberty with torch and cornucopia right, date below

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
UNION FRANÇAISE
1949

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

Inscription and island scene divide denomination

Lettering:
ETABLISSEMENTS
FRANÇAIS
DE
L'OCÉANIE
1 F.

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
1949  2,000,000 1.12 3.05 1.34 3.75

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