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E-auction 344-259087 - REUNION ISLAND 100 Francs 1972 Paris

REUNION ISLAND 100 Francs 1972 Paris AU
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 18 November 2019 16:38:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 100 Francs
Date: 1972
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 300000
Metal : nickel
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,51trace de brossage, patine g.
Edge : striée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANÇAISE - 1972.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche de la République au-devant d’une scène portuaire, signature L.BAZOR.


Reverse legend : REUNION / 100 - 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 Portuguese Mascarenhas, the island became French in 1638. Named Bourbon, the concession is given to the East India Company in 1664 and then in 1793 she became Reunion. She is one of four departments overseas since 1946. The island is greatly aided by the metropolis.

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