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Live auction - fmd_419456 - 1 franc, essai en bronze 1816 VG.2407

1 franc, essai en bronze 1816  VG.2407 AU55
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 377 €
Maximum bid : 377 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:41:26
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : 1 franc, essai en bronze
Date: (1860)
Date: 1816
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,95 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : NAPOLEON II - EMPEREUR.
Obverse description : Tête enfantine nue à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : EMPIRE (LAURIER) FRANCAIS/ 1/ FRANC/ ESSAI/ 1816.
Reverse description : entre deux branches d'olivier.

Commentary


Frappé vers 1860.

Historical background


NAPOLEON II

(20/03/1811-22/07/1832)

Napoleon Francis Joseph Charles Bonaparte was born March 20, 1811. King of Rome at his birth, he left France May 2, 1814 with her mother the Archduchess Marie Louise without seeing his father. The child bears the surname of his paternal grandparents, Francis and Joseph for Austria and Charles, the first name of the father of Napoleon. In 1818, the Aiglon received the title of Duke of Reichstadt him that his father had abdicated June 22, 1815 by proclaiming Napoleon II, Emperor of the French. In the custody of Metternich, the son of the emperor died in a suit Austrian colonel July 22, 1832. He is immortalized in the drama of Edmond Rostand (1900), where he is played by Sarah Bernhardt.

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