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    Deeply Cameoed Napoleon III Essai 100 Francs

    Napoleon III gold Proof Essai 100 Francs 1861 PR64 NGC, Paris mint, Maz-1602 (R4), VG-3574. Plain edge. A sublime example of this great pattern rarity, starkly contrasted between the highly frosted central motifs and the endlessly mirrored fields, with impeccable definition from Napoleon's portrait and reverse coat of arm, to the sharply formed dentils that adorn the peripheries. The grade, if anything, is conservative as the eye-appeal is nothing short of gem. Technically very similar to the standard design, but differentiated by the placement of a star above the BARRE signature on the obverse and a star to the left of the date on the reverse. All told, a most-desirable piece and one that carries with it essentially universal appeal.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    8th Friday
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