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2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse2 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country New Caledonia
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1949
Value 2 Francs
2 XPF = 0.018 USD
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 2.2600 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 3,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 3,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Lec# 55
Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises
by Jean Lecompte
(Victor Gadoury, 2007)

Obverse

Liberty sitting on throne, facing left holding lit torch in left hand. Assorted fruit in a cornucopia in bend of right arm.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
G.B.BAZOR
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

Kagu bird within sprigs below value.

Lettering:
2
FRANCS
NOUVELLE CALEDONIE

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  3,000,000 1.15 1.94 1.94

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