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Live auction - fmd_361495 - Essai de 1 franc Semeuse, nickel 1959 Paris F.226/3

Essai de 1 franc Semeuse, nickel 1959 Paris F.226/3 MS65
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 720 €
End of the sale : 29 September 2015 17:49:59
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Essai de 1 franc Semeuse, nickel
Date: 1959
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 4000
Metal : nickel
Diameter : 23,93 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,90 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Cet exemplaire présente tout son brillant de frappe. On doit relever d’infimes traces de manipulation dans les champs. La tranche est coupante sous les doigts
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : La République à gauche, sous les traits d'une semeuse drapée et coiffée d'un bonnet phrygien, aux cheveux longs, marchant et semant à contre-vent ; en arrière-plan, derrière la semeuse à droite, un soleil levant, et, à gauche ESSAI ; au-dessous, en creux O. ROTY.


Reverse description : 1 / FRANC, en deux lignes au-dessus d'une branche d'olivier tournée à gauche; au-dessous, 1959 encadré des différents.

Historical background


(Since 01.08.1959)

The Fifth Republic, whose constitution was approved by referendum 28 September 1958 by more than 79% of French, officially begins with the installation of General de Gaulle as president January 8, 1959. The constitution is amended October 28, 1962 referendum where a majority of 62% of the vote approves the election of the President of the Republic by direct universal suffrage. Different presidents of the Fifth Republic are Charles de Gaulle (08/01/1959 - 04/27/1969, Withdrawal and Alain Poher becomes Acting President), Georges Pompidou (15/06/1969 - 04/02/1974, died Alain Poher becomes acting president), Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (19/05/1974 - 21/05/1981), François Mitterrand (05/21/1981 - 07/05/1995), Jacques Chirac (7/05 / 1995 - 16/05/2007), Nicolas Sarkozy (16/05/2007 - 15/05/2012), François Hollande (15/05/2012 - 14/05/2017) and Emmanuel Macron (14/05/2017 - ).

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