1850, France (2nd Republic). Silver 20 Centimes Coin. XF-
Mint Year: 1850 Mint Place: Paris (A) References: KM-758.1. Denomination: 20 Centimes Condition: Some old scratches, dark deposits, otherwise XF! Material: Silver (.900) Diameter: 15mm Weight: 1gm
Obverse: Wreathed female head to left, with bound hair and pearl necklace. Star above, engraver’s name below. Legend: REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE. / E.A.OUIDINE.F. Reverse: Value and denomination (20 CENT.) above date (1850). All within wreath. Mint initial (A) flanked by privy marks below. Legend: LIBERTE . EGALITE . FRATERNITE . (privy mark) A (privy mark)
The French Second Republic (or simply the Second Republic) was the republican government of France between the 1848 Revolution and the coup by Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte which initiated the Second Empire. It officially adopted the motto Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite. The Second Republic witnessed the tension between the “Social and Democratic Republic” (French: la Republique democratique et sociale) and a liberal form of Republic, which exploded during the June Days Uprising of 1848.