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Live auction - fwo_774078 - MONACO - LOUIS II Essai de 1 Franc bronze-aluminium n.d. Paris

MONACO - LOUIS II Essai de 1 Franc bronze-aluminium n.d. Paris MS
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 25 October 2022 20:21:22
Type : Essai de 1 Franc bronze-aluminium
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 300
Metal : bronze-aluminium
Diameter : 23,05 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,89 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LOUIS II PRINCE DE MONACO.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche de Louis II ; signé L. MAUBERT.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 1 - 1/ FRANC/ ESSAI.
Reverse description : Écu aux armes des Grimaldi soutenu par deux moines posé sur un manteau couronné.

Commentary


Ce type a été frappé en aluminium et bronze-aluminium en 1943. Le type en bronze-aluminium a été mis en circulation en 1945.

Historical background


MONACO - PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO - LOUIS II

(1922-1949)

Louis II (1870-1949) succeeded his father Albert I in 1922. General of the French army, he participated in the First World War. It gives the signal for the modernization of the principality.

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