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1 Franc

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Country French Somaliland
(Djibouti)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1949
Value 1 Franc (1)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 4
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE UNION FRANCAIS
L.BAZOR GB
1948

Translation:
FRENCH REPUBLIC
FRENCH UNION

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

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

Lettering:
CÔTE FRANCAISE DES SOMALIS
1 F

Translation: FRENCH SOMALILAND

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1948  200,000 Monnaie de Paris (wing)
1949  Monnaie de Paris (wing)

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