50 Francs Independence

50 Francs (Independence) -  obverse50 Francs (Independence) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cameroon
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1960
Value 50 Francs (50)
Currency CFA franc (Central bank of Equatorial African States and Cameroon, 1961-1973)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 12 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 4379
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 13,
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# 10
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Independence

Obverse

Three giant elands left, date above

Lettering:
ETAT DU CAMEROUN
1er JANVIER 1960
G.B.L. BAZOR
PAIX.TRAVAIL.PATRIE

Translation:
State of Cameroon
1st January 1960
G.B.L. Bazor
Peace Work Fatherland

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

Denomination within wreath

Lettering:
BANQUE
CENTRALE
50
FRANCS

Translation:
Central
Bank
50
Francs

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

Reeded

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

Comments

On 1 January 1960, French Cameroun gained independence from France under President Ahmadou Ahidjo.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1960  9 000 000 0.85 4.16 7.11 8.31 7.85 99% owl mark
1960  1 500 29.82 2% Trial Strike

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