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E-auction 527-445320 - fco_839407 - FRENCH SOMALILAND Essai de 5 Francs 1948 Paris

FRENCH SOMALILAND Essai de 5 Francs 1948 Paris MS
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 39 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 22 May 2023 16:01:40
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Essai de 5 Francs
Date: 1948
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 2000
Metal : bronze-nickel
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 14,83 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE UNION FRANÇAISE.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Marianne à gauche, avec bonnet phrygien ailé et cocarde au-dessus de l’oreille sur fond de navire et d’un port.

Reverse


Reverse legend : COTE FRANÇAISE DES SOMALIS / 5 - FR.S.
Reverse description : tête d’antilope de face encadrée par une coquillage et un poisson de part et d’autre ; en second plan, palmier du voyageur.

Historical background


FRENCH SOMALILAND

The French Somali Coast is the name given to the territory of the current Republic of Djibouti during French colonization between 1894 and 1967. 1894 corresponds to the merger of Djibouti and the territory of Obock under this name and 1967 marks the change of name of this space in the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas.

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