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Live auction - fmd_518941 - Essai en or de 1 franc Semeuse 1959 GEM.104 18

Essai en or de 1 franc Semeuse 1959  GEM.104 18 MS66 PCGS
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Estimate : 20 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 04 June 2019 18:37:32
Type : Essai en or de 1 franc Semeuse
Date: 1959
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,70 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R3
slab PCGS
Coments on the condition:
Sous coque PCGS SP66
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANÇAISE.
Obverse description : Semeuse marchant à gauche, semant à contre-vent ; derrière un soleil levant ; à l'exergue signé O. Roty en creux ; ESSAI en relief.


Reverse legend : LIBERTE. EGALITE. FRATERNITE / 1959.
Reverse description : 1 / FRANC au-dessus d'une branche d'olivier.


Rarissimes essais en or qui étaient offerts à quelques poignées de hauts dignitaires ; selon l’ouvrage “Essais Monétaires & Piéforts Français” de Michel Taillard et Michel Arnaud, la quantité estimée est inférieure à 10 exemplaires !
Le coffret vert d’origine est fourni avec l’exemplaire vendu.

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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