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Live auction - fmd_452269 - Essai de 5 francs Semeuse, argent, grand 5 1959 Paris F.340/1

Essai de 5 francs Semeuse, argent, grand 5 1959 Paris F.340/1 MS65
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 455 €
Maximum bid : 455 €
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 17:27:04
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Essai de 5 francs Semeuse, argent, grand 5
Date: 1959
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 4000
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 835 ‰
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,00 g.
Edge : en relief : ** LIBERTE* EGALITE* FRATERNITE
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE.
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


Reverse legend : LIBERTE . EGALITE . FRATERNITE / 1959.
Reverse description : 5 / FRANCS entre corne et chouette, au-dessus d'un bouquet d'épis de blé, d'une branche d'olivier chargée de fruits, d'une branche de chêne et d'un coquelicot, le millésime sous le bouquet.

Commentary


Exemplaire avec le 5 de même taille que les autres chiffres composant le millésime.

Historical background


FIFTH REPUBLIC

(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) and François Hollande (15/05/2012 -).

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