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Offline aws22

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Equatorial African states, 1961, 50 Francs, KM 3
« on: September 13, 2016, 10:16:47 PM »
Equatorial African states, 1961, 50 Francs, KM 3
Weight 12 gm
Diameter 31 mm
Metal Cu-Ni
Mintage 5,000,000
Obverse: Three giant eland, BANQUE CENTRALE REP. CENTRAFRICAINE CONGO GABON TCHAD 1961
Reverse: Denomination within wreath
Nice large coin.

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Re: Equatorial African states, 1961, 50 Francs, KM 3
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2019, 10:18:14 AM »
See this thread. This is a representative of the other part of the CFA franc. The technical specifications of the two coins are the same. They also share the gazelles from Bazor, updated by Gabriel Bernard in this case. The reverse was also done by Bazor and re-engraved by Bernard. The signs flanking the word FRANC are for the Paris mint, a cornucopia (left) and its director, Raymond Joly, an owl (right). This coin was not assigned to any particular state.

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Re: Equatorial African states, 1961, 50 Francs, KM 3
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2019, 10:26:27 AM »