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Features

Country Réunion
(France)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1973
Value 1 Franc (1 XPF)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References KM# 6, Schön# 4
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
L.BAZOR GB
1948

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

Sugar cane plants divide value.

Lettering:
REUNION
1 F.

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  3,000,000 1.55 3.10 3.01 2.16 3.79 Monnaie de Paris (wing) KM#6.1
1964  1,000,000 2.76 3.31 2.86 Monnaie de Paris (owl) KM#6.1
1968  450,000 3.88 Monnaie de Paris (owl) KM#6.1
1969  500,000 Monnaie de Paris (owl) KM#6.1
1969  Monnaie de Paris (owl) KM#6.2 (thinner planchet)
1971  800,000 Monnaie de Paris (owl) KM#6.1
1973  500,000 Monnaie de Paris (owl) KM#6.1

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