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E-auction 343-257559 - Essai de 5 francs Voltaire 1994 Pessac F.344/1

Essai de 5 francs Voltaire 1994 Pessac F.344/1 MS
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Estimate : 85 €
Price : 74 €
Maximum bid : 109 €
End of the sale : 11 November 2019 15:13:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Essai de 5 francs Voltaire
Date: 1994
Mint name / Town : Pessac
Quantity minted : 1.850
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10 g.
Edge : striée
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sous capsule
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : . RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE . / 1694 VOLTAIRE 1778.
Obverse description : tête de Voltaire âgé, de trois quarts à droite, un bandeau dans les cheveux, rosette de l'Atelier de gravure dans le champ gauche près de la nuque.


Reverse legend : LIBERTÉ . ÉGALITÉ . FRATERNITÉ / 1994 / 5 F.
Reverse description : représentation du Panthéon avec en avant-plan une plume ; signature de l'écrivain à l'exergue, au-dessous, les différents.


Exemplaire sous capsule. On remarque sur cet exemplaire, comme nous l’avons publié en note dans le FRANC VII, page 258, que le polissage du coin fut très brouillon et que le coin en transféra les marques sur les exemplaires frappés.

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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