100539 | FRANCE. Compagnie des Chemins de fer de l'est silver Medal.

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    100539  |  FRANCE. Compagnie des Chemins de fer de l'est silver Medal. Issued circa 1915. Commemorating the construction of the railways (41mm, 34.46 g, 12mm). By Vernon.

     

    Female personification of Fortune, cradling cornucopia and sprinkling coins along the tracks, seated sideways on buffers of locomotive, entitled "EST," approaching from the left / Locomotive emerging from tunnel and advancing left; mountainscape in background; in three lines in exergue, COMPAGNIE / DES CHEMINS DE FER / DE L'EST. Edge: «cornucopia» 1 ARGENT.

     

    Moyaux 277 bis; Peltzer 2417. Choice About Uncirculated. Steel gray surfaces, with some underlying brilliance; a few light marks on the reverse are noted merely for completeness. Attractive Art Nouveau railroad type.

     

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