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E-auction 583-537841 - fco_934186 - REUNION ISLAND 10 Francs 1955 Paris

REUNION ISLAND 10 Francs 1955 Paris XF
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Estimate : 8 €
Price : 12 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 17 June 2024 16:49:40
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : 10 Francs
Date: 1955
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1500000
Metal : bronze-aluminium
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,96 g.
Edge : lisse
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Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANÇAISE - 1955.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche de la République au-devant d’une scène portuaire, signature L.BAZOR.


Reverse legend : REUNION / 10 - FRS.
Reverse description : Écu aux armes de la Réunion accosté de la faciale et au-dessus d’une bannière inscrite PRÆTER OMNES ANGULUS RIDET (Entre tous, ce coin de terre me sourit).

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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