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2 Francs Essai

2 Francs (Essai) -  obverse2 Francs (Essai) -  reverse

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Features

Country French Equatorial Africa
Type Pattern
Year 1948
Value 2 Francs (2)
Currency CFA franc (1945-1960)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 10.05 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# E2
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Buste à gauche de Marianne coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien ailé. Port et bateaux à l'arrière plan.
Word Essai below the bust.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
L.BAZOR GB
ESSAI
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 and various crops,
divides denomination.

Lettering:
AFRIQUE EQUATORIALE FRANÇAISE
2 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  2,000 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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