FRENCH COLONIAL ALGERIA – 1864 GOLD MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE ORAN AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION – SP62 PCGS GRADED FRANCE WORLD MEDAL (Inv. 16081)

$4,995.00

FRENCH EMPIRE – ALGERIA. NAPOLEON III
Gold medal, 33.40 g, 36 mm, struck for Algeria in 1864
Obverse: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR, laureate head right, BARRE (engraver’s signature below)
Rev. GOUVERNEMENT GÉNÉRAL DE L’ALGÉRIE around EXPOSITION / GÉNÉRALE AGRICOLE / À ORAN / ANIMAUX / REPRODUCTEURS/ ET AUTRES / 1864
Page-Divo unlisted, but cf no. 477 (a bronze struck from the same obverse die)
Ex iNumis, 12/5/2018, lot 81
PCGS SP62, a rare piece struck in gold to commemorate the 1864 Agricultural Exposition in Oran, Algeria, with an exceptional portrait of Napoleon III, an extremely rare medal that has preserved its fantastic original luster throughout.

 

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