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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 01:48:41 PM »

The reverse of the 10 francs coin features the coat of arms of Saint Denis, a municipality of Réunion.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2019, 03:16:54 PM »
The obverse of the standard version of the 20 francs coin. The coin was first issued in 1955.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2019, 03:18:06 PM »
The reverse of the standard version of the 20 francs coin.

See also: Ships and boats on coats of arms.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2019, 03:19:51 PM »
The "essai" version of the 10 francs coin, dated 1955.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2019, 03:22:42 PM »
In 1962 a nickel 50 francs coin was added to the set.

Below you see the "essai" version. The standard version looked just the same, but without the word"ESSAI" on the obverse.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2019, 03:23:26 PM »
Finally, in 1964 a nickel 100 francs coin was added to the set.

Below you see the "essai" version. The standard version looked just the same, but without the word"ESSAI" on the obverse.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2019, 03:26:22 PM »
The final coins in the Réunion set were dated 1973. The "new" French franc did not replace the Réunion franc until 1975, when French currency replaced Réunion's at a rate of 1 French (new) franc = 50 Réunion (CFA) francs.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2019, 03:27:12 PM »
Some attractive designs, then. Any comments?

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2019, 06:31:54 PM »
Yes, what's the story behind the elements on the coat of arms

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2019, 07:47:17 PM »
hello
i am sorry but is in french
15-16/05/1964 : Blason de Saint-Denis La Réunion n° 1354.A

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2019, 08:35:32 PM »
The parts of the shield depict mountains and a volcano with a smoking cloud above it; a galley sailing on the sea; and two palm trees. These elements evoke the physical characteristics of the island.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2019, 08:39:17 PM »
The 1 franc coin of 1948 also comes in a muled version, where the normal reverse is muled with the obverse used in Comoros.

This legend includes "Republique Française" as usual but adds "Union Française", which does not appear on the obverse of the Réunion coins.

My thanks to gerard974 for drawing my attention to this.

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2019, 04:45:24 AM »
Hello

for the 1 francs coin the mule is scarce and look the difference of values for this 2 types



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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2019, 02:59:15 PM »
One of the older pieces:

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Re: Coinage of Réunion
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2019, 02:30:29 PM »
That's the best specimen I remember seeing of this type!

Another Réunion coin that deserves mention is this one. Its story is upthread the link.

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