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1870, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Beautiful Silver 2 Francs Coin.+

Mint Year: 1870
Mint Place: Paris (A)
Reference: KM-807.1.
Denomination: 2 Francs
Weight: 10.05gm
Diameter: 27mm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Bust of Napoleon III left. Engraver´s signature ("BARRE") below, flanked by privy marks.
Legend: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / A

Reverse: Arms of the Bonaparte Dynasty, splitting value (2-F.).
Legend: EMPIRE FRANCAIS (privy mark) 1870 (privy mark)

The Second French Empire or Second Empire was the Imperial Bonapartist regime of Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870, between the Second Republic and the Third Republic, in France.

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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Posted by: anonymous  2015-04-07
CoinWorldTV 1870, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Beautiful Silver 2 Francs Coin. AU++ Mint Year: 1870 Mint Place: Paris (A) Reference: KM-807.1. Denomination: 2 Francs Condition: Minor edge scrape at 11 o'clock in obverse and minor deposits in reverse, otherwise a nice lustre ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-03-02
France. 2 Francs, 1868-A (Paris). KM-807.1; Gad-527. Napoleon III. Laureate head left. Nice mahogany toned example. NGC graded MS-63. Estimated Value $200 - 250. Categories: World Crowns and Minors

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-02-27
France. 2 Francs, 1866-K. KM-807.3; Gad-527. Napoleon III. Laureate head. Lightly cleaned. PCGS graded Genuine, Our grade About Uncirculated. Estimated Value $200 - 250. Categories: World Crowns and Minors

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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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France, AR 50 Centimes 1881 A France, IIIe République. AR 50 Centimes 1881 A (2.46 g), Paris. Gad. 419. FDC.

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France, AR 50 Centimes 1895 A France, IIIe République. AR 50 Centimes 1895 A (2.50 g), Paris. Gad. 419. FDC.
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