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1854, France (2nd Republic), Napoleon III. Nice Gold 20 Francs Coin. 6.41gm!

Mint Year: 1854
Mint Place: Paris (A)
Reference: KM-781.1.
Denomination: 20 Francs.
Material: Gold (.900)
Diameter: 21mm
Weight: 6.41gm

Obverse: Bare head on Louis-Napoleon as Emperor right. Engraver´s signature (BARRE) flanked by privy marks below.
Legend: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR (privy mark: dog´s head) BARRE (privy mark: pointing hand)

Reverse:
Denomination (20 FRANCS) and date (1854) within wreath. Mint initial (A) below.
Legend: EMPIRE FRANCAIS / A

Napoleon III (or Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte) (1808–73) Emperor of the French (1852–70). He was the third son of Hortense de Beauharnais stepdaughter of Napoleon I and Louis Bonaparte (1778–1846), brother of Napoleon I and King of Holland (1806–10). After the fall of Napoleon I, Napoleon III began a long period of exile in Switzerland. On the death of Napoleon I’s only son, the Roi de Rome, in 1832, he became Bonapartist pretender to the French throne and twice attempted to overthrow Louis Philippe, as a result of which he was deported. In 1840 embarked upon the disastrous “Boulogne Conspiracy” to gather supporters. He was arrested and imprisoned in the fortress of Ham. He escaped to London (1846) disguised as a mason by the name of “Badinguet”, which thereafter became his nickname. During the Revolutions of 1848, he returned to France, and in December under the new constitution was elected President of the French Republic. In 1852, following a coup against Parliament, he had himself accepted as Emperor of the French. Napoleon III took part in the Crimean War and presided over the Congress of Paris (1856). His “Liberal Empire” (1860–70) widened the powers of the legislative assembly. Underestimating Bismarck, he allowed the latter’s belligerent EMS Telegram to provoke him into fighting the Franco-Prussian War, the outcome of which brought ruin to the Second Empire. He was captured by the Prussians and deposed, spending the rest of his life in exile in England.

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CoinWorldTV 1859, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Gold 20 Francs Coin. Damaged! 6.43gm! Mint Year: 1859 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 20 Francs. Reference: Friedberg 585 , KM-781.1. Condition: Lightly smoothed edge (the raised letters were tooled away in order to make t ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-09-30
CoinWorldTV 1853, France (2nd Republic), Napoleon III. Nice Gold 20 Francs Coin. 6.41gm! Mint Year: 1853 Mint Place: Paris (A) Reference: KM-781.1. Condition: A nice VF+ Denomination: 20 Francs. Material: Gold (.900) Diameter: 21mm Weight: 6.44gm Obverse: Bare head on Louis-Napo ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-08-10
CoinWorldTV 1852, France (2nd Rep.), Louis-Napoleon. Gold 20 Francs Coin. 1-Yr Type! 6.42gm! Mint Year: 1852 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 20 Francs. Reference: Friedberg 568 , KM-774. Condition: Numerous circulation marks and tiny scratches, otherwise a nice XF! Material: Gol ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-05-31
CoinWorldTV 1854, France (2nd Republic), Napoleon III. Nice Gold 20 Francs Coin. 6.42gm! Mint Year: 1854 Mint Place: Paris (A) Reference: KM-781.1. Denomination: 20 Francs. Condition: Numerous bag-marks and small scratches in obverse, otherwise VF-XF/aXF! Material: Gold (.900) Diam ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-05-05
CoinWorldTV 1858, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Nice Gold 20 Francs Coin. 6.4gm! Mint Year: 1858 Condition: About XF! Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 20 Francs. Reference: Friedberg 585 , KM-781.1. Material: Gold (.900) Diameter: 21mm Weight: 6.4gm Obverse: Bare head on ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-12-24
Napoléon III AV 20 Francs 1859 A France, IIe Empire. Napoléon III (1852-1870). AV 20 Francs 1859 A (6.45 g), Paris. Gad. 1061. Superbe.
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