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E-auction 365-278452 - REUNION ISLAND 50 Francs 1962 Paris

REUNION ISLAND 50 Francs 1962 Paris AU
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Estimate : 15 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 13 April 2020 16:54:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : 50 Francs
Date: 1962
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1000000
Metal : nickel
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,04 g.
Edge : striée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANÇAISE - 1962.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche de la République au-devant d’une scène portuaire, signature L.BAZOR.


Reverse legend : REUNION / 50 - 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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