Essai in maillechort of the 20 centimes (1887), 20 sections

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LIBERTÉ – ÉGALITÉ – FRATERNITÉ _ (privy mark) ESSAI (privy mark) / 20 _ CENTIMES _ (mint)

RÉPUBLIQUE – (star) – FRANÇAISE _ (year)

beam left of the bust and olive branch on the right.

Transformed photo of a coin sold by (modification of the color for better visual rendering of the original result. Adding of the beam, olive branch and signature), link to the sale and their website:,fmd_236397,a.html.

Année Atelier G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
1 1887A - - - 250 400 ?

This coin does not seem to exist in a state of conservation inferior than AU or superior to MS 63.

No image available, I added the beam and the olive branch by myself to a type 20 coin without without the bundle and branch. Informations of weight, diameter and orientation are copied to the other 20-point types.