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E-auction 528-446453 - fco_840859 - REUNION ISLAND Essai de 50 Francs 1962 Paris

REUNION ISLAND Essai de 50 Francs  1962 Paris MS
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 16:05:40
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Essai de 50 Francs
Date: 1962
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1200
Metal : nickel
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,06 g.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
trace de manipulation
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : REPUBLIQUE - FRANÇAISE - 1962 / ESSAI.
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 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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