• Code 250324-6

France. Ascent of the Eiffel Tower, 1889, gilt copper medal by C. Trotin.

Gilt Æ 42 mm diameter, weight 41.62 grams.  View of Eiffel Tower with other prominent world tall buildings behind. In upper field LES TRAVAUX ONT COMMENCÉ LE 27 JANV. 1887 to left and LE MONUMENT A ÉTÉ INAUGURÉ le 6 MAI 1889 TO RIGHT.  In exergue INVALIDES 105·  NOT. DAME 66·  COLOGNE 159·  GR. PYRAMIDE 146· PANTHEON 83· ST.PIERRE 132· ARC DE TRIOMPHE 45· ROUEN 150· OBELISQUE WASHINGTON 169· TOUR EIFFEL 300   Rv. CUIVRE  SOUVENIR DE MON ASCENSION AU SOMMET DE LA TOUR EIFFEL 1889 and a frame for an engraved inscription. In small letters below USINE METALLURGIQUE PARISIENNE   EF
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