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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Famous people featured together
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2018, 10:57:34 PM »
While I note that Gadoury lists this piece (#851), I have no doubt that is not an essai of a 20 Francs coin but a private medal. It is not listed in "Le Franc", which is much better researched, nor in KM. In 1929, Briand and Poincaré were still alive, but Clémenceau died on 24th November 1929. I cannot imagine the French republic issuing a coin with the portrait of a live politician. The three heads design was used for some medals and Belgian advertising tokens.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.