1063066 | FRANCE. Napoleon III.
(Emperor, 1842-1870). (1862)-E Gilt Bronze Uniface Essai 50 Francs Pair, Obverse & Reverse. PCGS SP64.
By A. Barre. Edge: Plain. NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR. Bare head, right; signed below truncation and stamped "E" /
EMPIRE FRANCAIS. Crowned and mantled arms divide denomination. Mazard 1606a.
The back side of each has been gouged with an engraver's burin to raise sharp points of metal, creating hooks characteristic of clichés, which were intended to be placed in a presentation frame. Grades as follows: PCGS SP64 (Obv.); PCGS SP64 (Rev.) Lovely cameo contrast on the devices.
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