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fco_326963 - REUNION ISLAND 100 Francs Essai 1964 Paris

REUNION ISLAND 100 Francs Essai 1964 Paris MS
120.00 €(Approx. 128.40$ | 100.80£)
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Type : 100 Francs Essai
Date: 1964
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 2000
Metal : nickel
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
sans la boîte d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANÇAISE - 1964 /ESSAI.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche de la République au-devant d’une scène portuaire, signature L.BAZOR.

Reverse


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


REUNION ISLAND

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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