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France (Paris mint), large selectively gilt silver medal, 1972, Saint Eligius, EE/XXV, with original

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France (Paris mint), large selectively gilt silver medal, 1972, Saint Eligius, EE/XXV, with original
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France (Paris mint), large selectively gilt silver medal, 1972, Saint Eligius, EE/XXV, with original presentation case, by Maurice Pouillard. 116 mm; 620 grams. A massive medal featuring Saint Eligius on one side and Clotaire's golden throne on reverse (see accompanying article for explanation), with spectacular gilding next to attractively toned silver, the medal's edge stamped with EE (for Exemplaire d'Editeur) and XXV (25) as from a special edition for presentation from the artist himself (within the 1963-87 medal series), officially limited to 25 copies per issue, although it is known (based on the silver drawn for the purpose from the mint) that no one medal was struck in more than eight to twelve pieces. Mint State, a large and impressive display with a great backstory relating to numismatists of all times. With original presentation box printed on top with "M. Andre de LATTRE / Sous-Gouverneur / de la Banque de France / Membre de la Commission de Controle / de la / Circulation Monetaire" (Mr. Andre de Lattre, vice governor of the Banque de France, member of the monetary control committee).