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1 plaque in used conditions from the Monte Carlo Casino 1000 francs Circa 1926 Ser #4349

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Ad number:#1032286918
Contact:Tony Marquez
City:Greensboro
Zip:27405
Price:$150
Posted in: Greensboro Hobbies

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1 plaque in used conditions from the Monte Carlo Monaco Casino 1000 francs

The item is sealed within a gold frame and is in good condition. 

I don't know much about its history but have discovered that in 1994, a few were gifted, by AIM Funds, to those high-worth sellers. 

History: The Monte Carlo casino was designed by the architect Charles Garnier, who also created the Paris opéra. It has a distinctly Beaux Arts style. The architecture of glamorous Belle Époque building of the Monte Carlo Casino was used by Ian Fleming to describe a casino in 'Royale-Les-Eaux', a fictional resort featured in Fleming's first Bond novel, Casino Royale (1953).

Monte Carlo and its casino were the locations for a number of James Bond movies, including Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye, as well as for the Casino Royale episode of the CBS' Climax! television show.

In 1863 François Blanc agreed to take over the Monaco's casino business. To manage a new venture, a company the Societe des Bains de Mer. Among the prominent investors were Charles-Bonaventure-François Theuret, Bishop of Monaco, and Cardinal Pecci, the future Pope Leo XIII.

Blanc became the single majority stockholder in the company and received a 50-year concession, which would last until 1913. Blanc used his connections to quickly raise the required capital, and began the massive construction. The new casino building, the construction of which started in 1858, was completed in 1863. On Blanc's insistence, Les Spelugues area where the gambling complex was located was renamed to make it sound more attractive to casino visitors. A few suggestions were considered, and the name Monte Carlo was chosen in Prince Charles' honor. 

I found some of the above info from a similar plaque sold in 2016. See below: 

 

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/genuine-framed-monaco-monte-carlo-1796227769 

 

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