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1 Franc Essai

1 Franc (Essai) -  obverse1 Franc (Essai) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cameroon
Type Pattern
Year 1948
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc CFA (1945-1960)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# E5,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 8b
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
ESSAI
1948

Translation:
French Republic French Union
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

Lettering:
1 F.
TERRITOIRE DU CAMEROUN

Translation:
1 Franc
Territory of the 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.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Essai of KM#8

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  2,000 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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