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Live auction - fco_501185 - NEW HEBRIDES Piéfort 100 francs Or 1966 Paris

NEW HEBRIDES Piéfort 100 francs Or 1966 Paris MS
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Estimate : 6 000 €
Price : 4 050 €
Maximum bid : 4 050 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 18:41:47
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Piéfort 100 francs Or
Date: 1966
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 50
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 920 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 85,95 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie a été manipulée, elle n’est plus dans son sachet de la monnaie de Paris
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente VSO 20 de CGB, lot n°1486 en 2004


Obverse legend : RÉPVBLIQVE - FRANÇAISE/ 1966.
Obverse description : Tête de Marianne à gauche, coiffée du bonnet phrygien ; signature R. JOLY.


Reverse legend : NOUVELLES - HÉBRIDES// 100 F.
Reverse description : Totem.


En 1966, il fut fabriqué 50 piéforts en or au titre de 920 millièmes et 500 piéforts en argent au titre de 950 millièmes. Exemplaire de la plus grande rareté.

Historical background


The New Hebrides, now Vanuatu, is located north-east of New Caledonia. The archipelago was discovered in 1606, it is then visited by Bougainville in 1768 and Cook who gave his name. By a Franco-British treaty of October 1882, the archipelago remained neutral and subjected to a Franco-British condominium. The archipelago became independent in 1980.

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