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fco_772504 - REUNION ISLAND Lot de 3 Essais 5, 10 et 20 Francs 1955 Paris

REUNION ISLAND Lot de 3 Essais 5, 10 et 20 Francs 1955 Paris MS
180.00 €(Approx. 192.60$ | 151.20£)
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Type : Lot de 3 Essais 5, 10 et 20 Francs
Date: 1955
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1200
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : REUNION / (VALEUR FACIALE / ESSAI.

Commentary


Les trois exemplaires sont contenus dans la boîte plastique d'origine.

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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