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Live auction - fco_648652 - MOROCCO - FRENCH PROTECTORATE Essai 50 Centimes Empire Chérifien - Maroc N.D. Poissy

MOROCCO - FRENCH PROTECTORATE Essai 50 Centimes Empire Chérifien - Maroc N.D. Poissy MS67 NGC
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 165 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 18:40:11
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Essai 50 Centimes Empire Chérifien - Maroc
Date: N.D.
Mint name / Town : Poissy
Quantity minted : -
Metal : nickel
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,95 g.
Edge : cannelée
slab NGC
NGC : MS67
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie est sous coque NGC MS67, meilleur grade pour ce type
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : étoile à cinq branches.


Reverse legend : ESSAI 50 CEN- / TIMES (LÉGENDE EN ARABE).
Reverse description : étoile à huit branches.


Cette monnaie non datée a été frappée en l’année 1342 de l’hégire (1923-1924) à Poissy (différent éclair). C’est aussi une frappe médaille.

Historical background



Morocco is opening up to European trade in the late eighteenth century. The country remains divided between the nineteenth century French influence (bombardment of Tangier and Mogador), British and Spanish and became an issue in the rivalry of its powers, auquelles joins Germany in 1905. The Agadir incident 1911 is set through negotiations between France and Germany that accepts the French protectorate over Morocco against a strip of territory in the Congo. Lyautey, Resident General, pacify the country while the High Atlas resists until 1934. Following major works, the country is rapidly converted but France imposes increasing its direct administration regardless of the protectorate. Nationalism ceases to gain ground and the 1940 defeat leading to protests increasingly important.

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