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10 Francs

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Country French West Africa
Period French Union (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1956
Value 10 Francs (10 FCFA)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 6, Schön# 6
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Marianne's head, facing left, wearing a Phrygian cap with traditional French cockade. Divides date.
NOTE: Privy mark above 19 of date (wing = symbol of Engraver General at the time of strike)
Mint Mark (cornucopia = symbol of Monnaie de Paris)
G.B.L. Bazor signature on the collar.

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 top is linked sorghum (an agricultural food crop)

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

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1956  20,000,000 1.10 1.65 1.87 1.97 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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