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CNG 91, Lot: 1617. Estimate $100.
Sold for $60. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BELGIUM. Léopold I. 1831-1865. Æ Medal (51mm, 53.98 g, 12h). Commemorating the Opening of the Maison d’Arrêt Cellulaire at Courtray. By J. Wiener. Dually-dated 1853 and 1856. RÈGNE DE LEOPOLD I ROI DES BELGES, blueprints of the jail; in five lines in exergue, CH FAIDER, MINISTRE DE LA JUSTICE/NAP VERHEYEN, ADMINISTR DES PRISONS/E DUCPETIAUX, INSPTR GENI DES PRISONS/J J ROUSSEAU, CONTRLEUR/J J DUMONT, ARCHIT / MAISON D’ARRÊT CELLULAIRE À COURTRAI, view of the jail; 1853-1856 in exergue. Hoy 143. Choice EF, brown surfaces, lustrous.

Duplicates from the Kisch Medal Collection sold on behalf of the American Numismatic Society.