RARE 1865-A SILVER 20 FRANC TRIAL COIN: From the original 1992 Bowers and Merena auction catalog: George F. Champney, Boston Engineer, trial piece in silver of a French gold 20 francs, 1865A. Uncirculated, with traces of old golden brown toning on both sides. The obverse and reverse are from the same dies that appear on a genuine gold 20-franc piece struck from official Paris mint dies. The edge is inscribed with raised letters and stars CHAMPNEY **** BOSTON ****, from a three part collar. Ungraded, in original Bowers and Merena bag, sold with accompanying paperwork.
CONDITION: We do not grade coins, please look at photographs to determine grade, high resolution images available upon request.