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969901. Sold For $295

FRANCE, Second Empire. Napoléon III. 1852-1870. CU Medal (29mm, 10.00 g, 12h). Visit to the mint. Paris mint; différents: hand and lamp. Dies by Barré. Dated 3 May 1854. NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR (lamp) 1854 (hand), bare head left / EMPIRE FRANÇAIS (star) PARIS LE 3 MAI (star), S. M. I/ VISITE/ LA MONNAIE in three lines. Collignon 1645; VG 3401. Choice EF, toned red-brown surfaces, a few light marks.

This issue is significantly less common that the 1853 ‘Vistit to Lille’ medal.