• Code 260422-8

France. Imitation gold 50 francs 1862.

Gilt brass, 28.5mm diameter.  NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR His laureate head left, FACTICE below.  R. EMPIRE FRANÇAIS  50  50 at sides of coat of arms, 1862 below.  Edge plain.  Rogers, note on page 158 (this coin). Used as a continental jeweller's or gold dealer's window display item.  Much of the gilding now missing, otherwise Good VF
Factice translates as 'dummy, false, ficticious'.

Ex David Rogers collection.

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