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Suez canal 1865 coin / token


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Hi all .. going through the large collection i have just acquired i found this .. any information on it please .. the canal was not open at this date ?



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There were two companies involved in construction of the Suez Canal which issued tokens in 1865: Borel Lavalley and Ch.& A.Bazin. There was also a Societe Cooperative du Canal de Suez bases in Ismailia which issued tokens in 1892. In higher grades all these are pretty scarce. Here are a few samples from my collection:




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