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Live auction - fco_471689 - REUNION - Third Republic 50 centimes 1896 Paris

REUNION - Third Republic 50 centimes 1896 Paris AU
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 90 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2018 18:03:10
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : 50 centimes
Date: 1896
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 1000000
Metal : copper nickel
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,49 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / ILE DE LA RÉUNION.
Obverse description : Mercure au pétase ailé à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CONTRE-VALEUR DÉPOSÉE // . AU TRÉSOR COLONIAL ..
Reverse description : et dans le champ : BON POUR / CENT. / 1896.

Historical background


REUNION ISLAND - Third Republic

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.

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