1 Franc Essai

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

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Features

Issuer French Equatorial Africa (Central African States)
Period French Union (1946-1958)
Type Pattern
Year 1948
Value 1 Franc (1 FCFA)
Currency CFA franc (1945-1960)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
42626
References KM# E1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Winged female bust left, date below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
L.BAZOR GB·
ESSAI
1948

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Reverse

Leptoceros gazelle head and various crops,
divides denomination

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1 F.
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANÇAISE

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Mark

Wing Lucien Bazor, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1931-1958)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  Wing 2 000

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