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fco_816590 - REUNION ISLAND Essai 50 francs 1962 Paris

REUNION ISLAND Essai 50 francs 1962 Paris MS
90.00 €(Approx. 96.30$ | 75.60£)
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Type : Essai 50 francs
Date: 1962
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1200
Metal : nickel
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,30 g.
Edge : striée
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
dans sa boîte d’origine de la Monnaie de Paris. Dos de la boîte abîmé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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


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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