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.