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silver jeton struck for the French Police and Gendarmerie Nationale. i'm not sure when this one was struck but i'm led to believe that the octagonal variety was first struck circa 1780 and during the reign of Louis XVI. Any info would be much appreciated.


The designs (both obv and rev) have been in use on jetons struck for this institution on round (28mm diameter) jetons in both silver and copper since 1720. The octagonal variety is however more difficult to come across and as a consequence, usually a wee bit more expensive.



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