National Order of Côte d'Ivoire, Grand Officer Breast Star

SKU: 01.CIV.0101.105.01

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  • country
    Cote d'Ivoire
  • date of institution
    April 10, 1961
  • remarks
    The regulations state that the Grand Officer Breast Star should be 90mm, however only examples with a smaller widths have been encountered.


The National Order of Côte d'Ivoire was established shortly after the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire declared independence from France in 1960. It is conferred upon Ivorians in recognition of meritorious services rendered to the nation. Members of the Order must be at least 30 years old and have rendered a minimum of 15 years of excellent public service, or 20 years of excellent private-sector service. These regulations may be waived, but only under exceptional circumstances such as posthumous conferral or conferral upon foreigners.

All members are received into the Order as Knights. Promotion to Officer may be made after 5 years, promotion to Commander may be made after 4 years, promotion to Grand Officer may be made after 3 years, and promotion to Grand Cross may be made after 3 years.

The obverse inscription translates to "Republic of Ivory Coast."


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    $425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver/Silver gilt/Enamelled

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    The silver quality of 950 is associated with awards made by Chobillon, and 800 silver quality is associated with awards made by Arthus-Be...

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