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    Posted 1 year ago

    pollyperkins
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    Hi
    I wondered if anyone had any information regarding this French coin It has 1849 5 Francs on the back and a portrait of maybe Libertine? on the front. Was it made for a special purpose or a design competition? If anyone can help with its identification and purpose that would be brill Thanks

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    1. pollyperkins pollyperkins, 1 year ago
      Hi
      I wondered if anyone had any information regarding this French coin It has 1849 5 Francs on the back and a portrait of maybe Libertine? on the front. Was it made for a special purpose or a design competition? If anyone can help with its identification and purpose that would be brill Thanks
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      It looks like it might have been a commemorative coin. You might want to research that or even possibly medallion.
    3. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      5 francs 1849, Ceres model!
      https://www.google.com/search?q=5+francs+1849&client=ms-android-samsung-gs-rev1&source=android-browser&prmd=simvn&sxsrf=ALeKk01MUHwMT7THo6rIzDkxpoPOMPYpyQ:1592408637587&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiDyLi5mInqAhUpA2MBHc5ZBdEQ_AUoAnoECAsQAg&biw=412&bih=682&dpr=2.63#imgrc=r3bmVVWpsn2v9M
      It was a trend during second half of 19th century to enamel silver coins to mount/use them as brooches, pendants or fobs.
      https://www.pinterest.fr/oldcurrencyexch/enameled-coins/
    4. IVAN49 IVAN49, 1 year ago
      Coin turned into brooch (jewelry) was common during 19th century.
      For example,enamelled St George on Queen Victoria coins.
      Needle was mounted before enameling because hard soldering would destroy enamel.If new fastening needle is needed, it should be hard soldered to small silver base and then soft soldered to the coin at lower temperature.
    5. pollyperkins pollyperkins, 1 year ago
      Wow thank you all for your interesting comments

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