100821 | FRANCE. Saint-Étienne Iron Mines silver Jeton.
100821 | FRANCE. Saint-Étienne Iron Mines silver Jeton. Issued 1820. Commemorating its royal charter (34mm, 15.35 g, 12h). By Gallé.
COMPe DES MINES DE FER DE St ETIENNE MDCCCXVIII, Mercury seated right on pig iron, head left, holding winged caduceus and scroll; prow to left; in two lines in exergue, ORDONNANCE DU ROI / DU 25 OCTOBRE 1820 / Frontal view of the blast furnaces; in two lines in exergue, DE GALLOIS / FONDATEUR. Edge: Light mark, otherwise plain.
Gadoury 3288; Florange 140. Choice Mint State. Incredibly lustrous and brilliant, with a charming iridescence shimmering throughout.
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