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102631 | FRANCE. National Convention bell metal Medal.

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    102631  |  FRANCE. National Convention bell metal Medal. Issued 1792/Year 1 of the Republic (38mm, 12h). By A. Galle in Lyon.


    LIBERTE FRANÇOISE / L'AN I DE LA R F, head of Liberty left, with hair flowing freely and with pole surmounted by Phrygian cap over far shoulder // A LA / CONVENTION / NATIONALE / PAR LES / ARTISTES REUNIS / DE LYON / PUR METAL / DE CLOCHE / FRAPPE EN / MDCCXCII in ten lines; all within garlanded oak wreath. Edge: Plain.


    Mazard 318a; Guilloteau 338; Bramsen 190b. PCGS AU Details--Planchet Flaw. Warm brown surfaces, with some lighter hues upon the higher points; some roughness and chipping at the edges is noted, but is entirely consistent with the poor composition (melted down bells) and is as-issued, as opposed to post-mint damage. A popular and attractive type that clearly draws great inspiration from the Libertas Americana type issued a decade prior, and paralleling the contemporary American coinage.


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