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Live auction - fwo_419012 - BELGIUM - KINGDOM OF BELGIUM - LEOPOLD I Essai de 5 Francs par Hart 1847 Bruxelles

BELGIUM - KINGDOM OF BELGIUM - LEOPOLD I Essai de 5 Francs par Hart 1847 Bruxelles AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:33:40
Type : Essai de 5 Francs par Hart
Date: 1847
Mint name / Town : Bruxelles
Quantity minted : -
Metal : bronze
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 21,29 g.
Edge : DIEU PROTEGE LA BELGIQUE
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente des marques de manipulation et de léger brossage dans les champs ainsi que des coups sur la tranche
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI - DES BELGES.
Obverse description : Tête nue à gauche de Léopold Ier ; HART. F..

Reverse


Reverse legend : 5 - F / 18 --.
Reverse description : Armes du royaume de Belgique dans un collier posé sur le sceptre et la main de justice, placés en sautoir, le tout sur une couronne de laurier.

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous proposons cet essai pour la 5 Francs Léopold Ier !.

Historical background


BELGIUM - THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM - LEOPOLD I

(4/06/1831-10/12/1865)

Leopold (16/12/1790-10/12/1865) is the son of Francis of Saxe-Coburg and Victoria's uncle Napoleon I. He fought in the Russian army. Naturalized British in 1816, he married Charlotte of Hanover and finds himself widowed the following year. Leopold has just refused the crown of Greece when he was elected King of the Belgians 4 June 1831. The following year, he married Louise d'Orléans (1812-1850), daughter of Louis-Philippe. She gives him three children, Charlotte and Leopold II, the unhappy wife of Maximilian of Austria, who was shot in Mexico. He is married to actress Caroline morganatically Bauer he must separate to marry the daughter of the French king. The London Conference of July 1831 rule territorial issues and the Treaty of eighteen articles is accepted by Congress July 9, 1831. Leopold was welcomed triumphantly July 21, 1831. He must fight against the Dutch army and received the nickname "shield of Belgium", safeguarding the independence of the "flat country" in the face of William I of Prussia and France of Napoleon III. It is politically based on England.

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