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E-auction 528-446437 - fco_840775 - REUNION ISLAND 1 Franc Marianne / canne à sucre 1948 Paris

REUNION ISLAND 1 Franc Marianne / canne à sucre 1948 Paris XF
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Estimate : 5 €
Price : 3 €
Maximum bid : 3 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 16:00:20
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : 1 Franc Marianne / canne à sucre
Date: 1948
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 3000000
Metal : aluminium
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,31 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 1948.
Obverse description : Buste drapé de Marianne à gauche, avec bonnet phrygien ailé et cocarde au-dessus de l’oreille sur fond de navire et d’un port.


Reverse legend : RÉUNION / 1 - F..
Reverse description : plantation.

Historical background


Discovered in 1513 by the Portuguese Mascarenhas, the island became French in 1638. Named Bourbon Island, its concession was given to the East India Company in 1664 then, in 1793, it became Reunion Island. It has been one of the four overseas departments since 1946..

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