10 Francs

Features

Issuer French West Africa
Period French Union (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1956
Value 10 Francs
Currency CFA franc (French West Africa, 1944-1958)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 4845
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 6,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 6
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Marianne's head, facing left, wearing a Phrygian cap with traditional French cockade dividing the date along with the privy mark above 19 of date (the wing was the symbol of Engraver General at the time of striking) along with the mintmark (a cornucopia was the symbol of Monnaie de Paris) and the G.B.L. Bazor signature on the collar.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
19 56
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
G.B.L. BAZOR

Translation: French Republic

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 within stalks of maize divides denomination; rim at the top is linked sorghum (an agricultural food crop).

Script: Latin

Lettering:
10 Fs
AFRIQUE OCCIDENTALE FRANÇAISE

Translation: French West Africa

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

Plain

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

Comments

The World Coins gives the reference KM#E4 to the "essai" version.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1956  20 000 000 $ 1.03 $ 1.43 $ 1.55 $ 1.75 $ 2.42 $ 5.54 Wing privy mark

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