Mint year: 1851
Mint Place: Paris (A)
Obverse: Head of Liberty left. Legend: REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE . (Dupre).
Reverse: Denomination above date. Mint letter, flanked by privy marks (pointing hand / dog´s head) below. Legend: UN CENTIME 1851 A
The French Second Republic (or simply the Second Republic) was the republican government of France between the 1848 Revolution and the coup by Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte which initiated the Second Empire. It officially adopted the motto Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. The Second Republic witnessed the tension between the “Social and Democratic Republic” (French: la République démocratique et sociale) and a liberal form of Republic, which exploded during the June Days Uprising of 1848.