5 Francs Union française

5 Francs (Union française) -  obverse5 Francs (Union française) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer New Caledonia
Period French Overseas Territory (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1952
Value 5 Francs
5 XPF = USD 0.047
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 3.80 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 4308
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 4,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 4,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Lec# 71
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
G.B.BAZOR
1952

Translation:
French Republic French Union
G. B. Bazor
1952

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.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
5
FRANCS
NOUVELLE CALEDONIE

Translation:
5
Francs
New Caledonia

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

Mint

Paris, France (864-1973)

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1952  4 000 000 $ 1.13 $ 1.13 $ 1.69 $ 2.09 $ 1.75 $ 3.27

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