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Live auction - fmd_328414 - 1/2 franc 1858 Paris VG.2730

1/2 franc 1858 Paris VG.2730 MS60
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 905 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 17:27:08
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 1/2 franc
Date: 1858
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18,32 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,07 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire bien frappé et bien centré avec une très grande partie de son brillant d’origine. Jolie patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : HENRY V - ROI DE FRANCE..
Obverse description : Tête âgée d’Henri V à droite ; au-dessous signature SPERI.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 1/2 F // (RAISIN) 1858 A.
Reverse description : Écu de France couronné dans une couronne formée de deux branches de laurier.

Historical background


HENRI V Comte de Chambord

(1820-1883)

Grand-son of Charles X, Henry was born Sept. 29, 1820. He is the son of the Duke of Berry murdered February 13, 1820 by Louvel. On August 2, 1830, Charles X abdicated in his favor, but Henry follows his grandfather in exile in England and then in Prague. His mother, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon, trying to raise western France in 1832. His attempt fails. In 1833, Henry V was 13, it is considered major. After the fall of the Empire in 1870, the legitimist trying to impose the Restoration of the Bourbons to the throne of France. The restore fails because Henry refuses the tricolor, preferring the white flag fleurdelisé.

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