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E-auction 383-295888 - SAAR TERRITORIES 50 Franken 1954 Paris

SAAR TERRITORIES 50 Franken 1954 Paris AU
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Estimate : 20 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 16 €
End of the sale : 17 August 2020 16:45:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : 50 Franken
Date: 1954
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : 5300000
Metal : bronze-aluminium
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,98 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : SAARLAND.
Obverse description : écu ; usine métallurgique et chevalet de mine.


Reverse legend : FÜNFZIG FRANKEN // .1954..
Reverse description : Légende circulaire. Au centre 50.


Monnaie rare malgré un chiffre de fabrication élevé. Zone tampon entre la France et l'Allemagne, le territoire de la Sarre fut fortifié par Louis XIV et forma un département français entre 1795 et 1814 avant de revenir à la Prusse puis au Reich. La région se développa surtout après 1871 avec l'exploitation des mines de charbon. En 1945, la Sarre fut comprise dans la zone d'occupation française et pourvue en 1947 d'un gouvernement. Par divers accords de 1955 à 1959, la Sarre fut rendue à l'Allemagne concurremment au rapprochement franco-allemand.

Historical background



Buffer zone between France and Germany, the Saar was fortified by Louis XIV and formed a French department between 1795 and 1814 before returning to Prussia and the Reich. The area developed especially after 1871 with the mining of coal. In 1945, the Saar was included in the French occupation zone in 1947 and provided a government. By various agreements from 1955 to 1959, the Saar was returned to Germany in conjunction with the Franco-German rapprochement.

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