5 Francs

5 Francs - obverse5 Francs - reverse

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Features

Issuer French Somaliland (Djibouti)
Period French Union (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1948
Value 5 Francs
Currency Djiboutian franc (1948-1967)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 3.8 g
Diameter 31.1 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 5164
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, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Lec# 40
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Marianne head left, wearing a winged phrygian cap.
4 ships in the background.
Date below, followed by privy mark.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE
L.BAZOR GB
1948

Translation:
FRENCH REPUBLIC
FRENCH UNION

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor Read more on Wikipedia

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

Head of a waterbuck (large antelope).
Palm spread at top between long horns.
Either side of head a shell with fish underneath.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS
5 FR·S

Translation: FRENCH SOMALILAND

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor Read more on Wikipedia

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-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  500 000 $ 0.42 $ 1.00 $ 1.70 $ 4.70 $ 4.90 Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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