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Live auction - fmd_328412 - Essai de 10 centimes 1874 Bruxelles VG.3765

Essai de 10 centimes 1874 Bruxelles VG.3765 AU58
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 840 €
Maximum bid : 1 405 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 17:33:18
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Essai de 10 centimes
Date: 1874
Mint name / Town : Bruxelles
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 30,70 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,01 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très belle frappe avec les listels hauts. Exemplaire superbe qui conserve une partie de sa couleur d’origine mais du brun recouvre les reliefs et les champs
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : NAPOLEON IV - EMPEREUR.
Obverse description : Tête nue à gauche surmontée d'une étoile ; au-dessous, signé C de F..


Reverse legend : EMPIRE FRANCAIS// E/ 1874/ TÊTE D’ANGE.
Reverse description : 10 - CES accostant une couronne.

Historical background

Napoleon IV


Napoleon, the son of the Emperor Napoleon III and Eugénie de Montijo, was born March 16, 1856. In 1870, he followed his mother into exile in England. On the death of his father in 1873, he became the leader of the imperial family. He followed a British military training and participated in the campaign of Zululand where he died on 1 June 1879.

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