20 Franc First French Empire (1804-1814) Gold Napoleon (1769 - 1821)

1810, France (1st Empire), Napoleon I. Beautiful Gold 20 Francs Coin. 6.4gm!


Mint year: 1810
Mint Place: Paris (A)
Denomination: 20 Francs
Engravers: Brenet & Tiolier.
References: Friedberg 511, Gadoury 1025, KM-695.1.
Material: Gold (.900) .1867 oz ASW
Diameter: 21mm
Weight: 6.4gm

Obverse: Laureate bust of Napoleon Bonaparté right. Engraver´s signature (Brenet & Tiolier) below.
Legend: NAPOLEON EMPEREUR.

Reverse: Denomination (20 Francs) within wreath, date flanked by privy marks, below.
Legend: EMPIRE FRANCAIS. (cock) 1810. (A)

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the history of Europe. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic and Emperor of the First French Empire.

Born in Corsica and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France, he rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, Napoleon staged a coup d'état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later he crowned himself Emperor of the French. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of France against every major European power and dominated continental Europe through a series of military victories – epitomised in battles such as Austerlitz and Friedland. He maintained France’s sphere of influence by the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states.

The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon’s fortunes. His Grande Armée was wrecked in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig, invaded France and exiled him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he returned and was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon spent the last six years of his life under British supervision on the island of Saint Helena, where he died in 1821. The autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer though Sten Forshufvud and other scientists in the 1960s conjectured that he had been poisoned with arsenic.

Napoleon developed few military innovations, drew his tactics from different sources and scored major victories with a modernised French army. His campaigns are studied at military academies the world over and he is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest commanders. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative foundations for much of Western Europe.

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-12-05
FRANKREICH Königreich I. Kaiserreich. Napoleon I. 1804-1815. 20 Francs 1813, CL-Genua. 6.43 g. Gadoury 1025. Schl. 99. Fr. 520. Selten. Fast sehr schön-sehr schön.

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-07-19
CoinWorldTV 1809, France (1st Empire), Napoleon I. Beautiful Gold 20 Francs Coin. 6.39gm! Mint year: 1809 Mint Place: Paris (A) Condition: A nice VF! Denomination: 20 Francs Engravers: Brenet & Tiolier. References: Friedberg 511, Gadoury 1025, KM-695.1. Material: Gold (.900) .1 ...

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Frankreich, Napoleon I. 20 Francs 1810 W, Lille. Friedberg 512, Gadoury 1025. GOLD. Sehr schön

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Frankreich, Napoleon I. 20 Francs 1813 A, Paris. Friedberg 511, Gadoury 1025. In US Plastic-Holder PCGS MS64. GOLD. Prachtexemplar. Fast Stempelglanz

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CoinWorldTV 1808, France (1st Empire), Napoleon I. Nice Gold 20 Francs Coin. 6.42gm! Mint year: 1808 Condition: VF-XF! Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 20 Francs Engravers: Brenet & Tiolier. References: Friedberg 501, KM-687.1 (2-year type!). R! Material: Gold (.900) .1867 ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-01-10
CoinWorldTV 1810, France (1st Empire), Napoleon I. Beautiful Gold 20 Francs Coin. 6.39gm! Mint year: 1810 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 20 Francs Condition: An average VF. Engravers: Brenet & Tiolier. References: Friedberg 511, Gadoury 1025, KM-695.1. Material: Gold (.900 ...
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France AE 10 Centimes 1871 A France, IIIe République. AE 5 Centimes Cérès 1871 A (30 mm, 10.03 g), Paris. KM 815.1. Presque FDC.

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