France – Order of National Merit 1963, Knight, in silver and enamels.

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Product ID: LMC/8153
Condition: Chips to enamel on both sides, Very fine
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France – Order of National Merit 1963, Knight, in silver and enamels.

Condition: Chips to enamel on both sides, Very fine

The Ordre national du Mérite (National Order of Merit) is a French order of merit with membership awarded by the President of the French Republic, founded on 3 December 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle. The reason for the order's establishment was twofold: to replace the large number of ministerial orders previously awarded by the ministries; and to create an award that can be awarded at a lower level than the Legion of Honour, which is generally reserved for French citizens. It comprises about 185,000 members; 306,000 members have been admitted or promoted in 50 years.


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