This Gem BU 1986 French Silver 100 Fr Statue of Liberty Commemorative coin is 32 mm in diameter and 5mm thick! France is one of only a very few countries in the world to ever strike piedforts, or double-thick coins. The increased depth of a piedfort is readily visible to the naked eye - in this instance, the coin is almost 5 mm (1/5 inch) thick with 1 Oz. of Silver! As a result, each also has double the silver content of the standard issue. Most piedforts are generally struck in much smaller quantities than their regular counterparts - the Statue of Liberty 100 Francs Piedfort has a mintage limit of only 5,000! Well-known in Europe for decades, piedforts are catching on with collectors in North America as well. This Commemorative generally sells for $89.95 but is discounted to $52.95! Comes with delivery confirmation and stored in a airtite hard plastic presentation case.
NOTE: Notice the difference in thickness of the strandard coin on right verses the Special Commemorative on the left in last photo. The Commemorative on left is twice the thickness!