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E-auction 355-268981 - REUNION ISLAND 20 Francs Marianne / armes 1955 Paris

REUNION ISLAND 20 Francs Marianne / armes 1955 Paris XF
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Estimate : 10 €
Price : 5 €
Maximum bid : 5 €
End of the sale : 03 February 2020 16:29:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : 20 Francs Marianne / armes
Date: 1955
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1250000
Metal : bronze-aluminium and nickel
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE // 1955.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche de la République au-devant d’une scène portuaire, signature L.BAZOR.

Reverse


Reverse legend : REUNION / 20 - 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 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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