Obverse legend : DENIS AUGUSTE AFFRE ARCHEVEQUE - DE PARIS NE 23 7RE 1793.
Obverse description : Buste à gauche, signé : Y M.
Reverse legend : BONUS PASTOR DAT VITAM SUAM PRO OVIBUS SUIS 1848.
Reverse description : Ange, les mains jointes, priant de face, en génuflexion sur un socle ; signé : MONTAGNY.
Reverse translation : Le bon pasteur donne sa vie pour ses brebis.
Louis Napoleon was elected December 10, 1848 as the first President of the Second Republic. He had no right to represent in 1852. Louis Napoleon decided to make a coup planned for December 2, 1851, the anniversary of the coronation of the Eagle and commemoration of the Battle of Austerlitz. The coup is ratified by a plebiscite on December 21 with more than 7.5 million and only 640,000 YES NO. Victor Hugo was exiled on 12 December. The following year, he published "The Little Napoleon" which earned Louis Napoleon became Napoleon III meantime this famous sentence: "Napoleon the Little by Victor the Great".