1059216 | FRANCE. Napoleon I.
(Premier Empire, 1804-1814). 1810 AR 10 Livres (Decaen Piastre). NGC MS62.
By Aveline. 26.91gm. ILES DE FRANCE - ET BONAPARTE. Crowned eagle clutching . /
DIX/ LIVRES. KM 1; Gadoury 14.
The 10 Livres was a coin that Governor Decaen had minted at Île de France in 1810. He entrusted the coining to the engraver "Aveline", who designed the coins and whose signature appears on them below the crowned eagle.
The silver for the coining these pieces came from approximately 230,000 dollars that the Portuguese ship Ovidor Pereira was carrying from Macao when Lieutenant Pierre Bouvet of French brig Entreprenant (1808) captured her in the Straits of Malacca on October 20th, 1809. . A superb strike for this notoriously weak issue, virtually all of the breast feathers are visible.
Holder is chipped; complimentary reholder service available upon request.
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