10 Centimes Le Nickel

Features

Issuer New Caledonia
Period French Dependency (1853-1946)
Type Token
Year 1881
Value 10 Centimes (0.10)
Currency Token coinage (1881-1882)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 126129
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References X# Tn2,
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
Lec# 5,
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
Lec# 6,
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
El Mon.# 10.2
Roland Élie; 2003. Monnaies de nécessité et jetons-monnaie : France, colonies, Monaco : 1800-2000. Association des Collectionneurs de Jetons-monnaie, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

Obverse

Value within circle, lettering around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SPECIMEN "LE NICKEL" ALL:25·75
10
SOCIÉTÉ ANONYME

Reverse

Value within circle, date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
NICKEL DE LA NOUVELLE-CALÉDONIE
10
1881

Edge

Smooth

Comments

These were used for the exportation of nickel from New Caledonia.

See also

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1881  Lec5; medal orientation
1881  Lec6; coin orientation

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Centimes (Le Nickel)Picture 1 of a sold 10 Centimes (Le Nickel)
Stacks Bowers
Collector's Choice October 2020 Auction
Lot 72462
Internet Archive
Oct 20, 2020 1881 – Lec5; medal orientation UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 312.00

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