Napoleon III was one of the most famous rulers of 19th century France. Overshadowed by his uncle, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon III first came to power as the President of France during the Second Republic. However, he would go on to spend most of his time in power as the Emperor of the Second French Empire. Today, 100 Francs Gold France Coins from the era of Napoleon III are available to you online from Silver.com.
- Available to you inside an individual plastic flip!
- Comes in Almost Uncirculated condition!
- Offers dates ranging from 1855 to 1870!
- Consists of .9330 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- The face value is 100 Francs.
- On the obverse are two possible portraits of Napoleon III.
- The reverse side features the French Imperial Coat of Arms.
- Please keep in mind it is possible to receive varying or matching dates and designs when you purchase more than one coin.
Napoleon III came to power in France in 1848 having been elected the first-ever President of France under the title Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte. He would serve as President of France until 1851 when he was constitutionally blocked from reelection. Rather than give up power, he staged a coup, bringing an end to the Republic and launching the Second French Empire. He would then rule as Emperor Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870 when he was captured by the Prussians during the disastrous Franco-Prussian War.
All of these 100 Francs Gold France Coins from Napoleon III’s reign are available to you for purchase in Almost Uncirculated condition. Coins in this condition tend to showcase medium or near-full luster, and come with either extremely light or trace friction on the highest relief points. Each coin is available with a plastic flip for delivery.
Please keep in mind that Silver.com selects your coins at random after your payment has cleared. We cannot guarantee a specific date or design in advance. If you buy more than one, you could get coins with matching dates and designs.
On the obverse of 100 Francs Gold Coins, you will find one of two portraits of Napoleon III. From 1855 to 1859, the coins featured a portrait of a younger Napoleon III in right-profile relief. Starting in 1862, fresh coins were struck with a new depiction of Napoleon III. Still in right-profile relief, this design captured an older Napoleon III and included a laurel wreath.
The reverse side of the 100 Francs Gold France Coins comes with the same design throughout the series. The Imperial Coat of Arms of the Second French Empire features on the reverse of the coins.
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