50 Franc Second French Empire (1852-1870) Gold Napoleon III (1808 ...

1857, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Heavy Gold 50 Francs Coin. 16.12gm!

Mint Year: 1857
Mint Place: Paris (A)
Denomination: 50 Francs.
Reference: Friedberg 571, KM-785.1.
Condition: Minor edge bump at 4 o’clock, light handling marks and tiny scratches, otherwise a nice lustre XF-AU!
Material: Gold (.900) - 0.4667 oz. AGW!
Weight: 16.12gm
Diameter: 28mm

Obverse: Bust of Napoleon III right. Designer´s signature ("BARRE") and privy mark (bee) below.
Legend: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR

Reverse: Crowned coat-of-arms of the Bonaparte Dynasty, splitting value (50-FR.).
Legend: EMPIRE FRANCAIS (A) 1857 (anchor)

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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CoinWorldTV 1859, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Heavy Gold 50 Francs Coin. 16.12gm! Mint Year: 1859 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 50 Francs. Reference: Friedberg 571, KM-785.1. Condition: Light wear on high-spots, scattered circulation marks and small scratches, otherwis ...

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FRANKREICH Königreich II. Kaiserreich. Napoleon III. 1852-1870. 50 Francs 1857, A-Paris. 16.10 g. Gadoury 1111. Schl. 268. Fr. 571. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich.

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FRANKREICH Königreich II. Kaiserreich. Napoleon III. 1852-1870. 50 Francs 1855, A-Paris. 16.11 g. Gadoury 1111. Schl. 268. Fr. 571. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich.

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CoinWorldTV 1856, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Large Gold 50 Francs Coin. 16.14gm! Mint Year: 1856 Mint Place: Paris (A) Mintage: 97,000 pcs. Denomination: 50 Francs. Reference: Friedberg 571, KM-785.1. Condition: Scattered contact marks, otherwise a nice lustre AU+ without ...

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Napoleon III AV 50 Francs 1858 A France, IIe Empire. Napoleon III (1852-1870). AV 50 Francs 1858 A (28 mm, 16.09 g), Paris. Gad. 1111. Presque FDC.

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Ausländische Münzen und Medaillen Frankreich 50 Francs 1857 A. Gadoury 1111, Friedberg 571. GOLD. Vorzüglich
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