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fmd_864247 - Dix centimes Napoléon III, tête nue, satirique 1855 Strasbourg F.133/23 var.

Dix centimes Napoléon III, tête nue, satirique 1855 Strasbourg F.133/23 var. VF
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Type : Dix centimes Napoléon III, tête nue, satirique
Date: 1855
Mint name / Town : Strasbourg
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,66 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1

Obverse


Obverse legend : NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR // (MILLÉSIME) ENCADRÉ DES DIFFÉRENTS.
Obverse description : tête nue de Napoléon III à gauche coiffée d’un casque à pointe, au-dessous BARRE ; le tout dans un grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : EMPIRE FRANÇAIS // * DIX CENTIMES *.
Reverse description : aigle déployée, la tête à droite regravée en tête de chauve-souris, reposant sur un foudre ; au-dessous la lettre d'atelier, le tout dans un grènetis.

Commentary


Famille “Contremarque Vampire”. Voir l’avers dans l’ouvrage “Histoire des Monnaies Satiriques” de Christian Schweyer : fig.13 p.258 ; revers : fig.1b p.249.

Historical background


SATIRICAL COINS - 1870 WAR AND BATTLE OF SEDAN

During the war of 1870, the army of Châlons commanded by Mac-Mahon counted from August 15 the presence of Napoleon III and tried to come to the aid of Bazaine locked up in Metz with the army of the Rhine. On August 21, the army of Châlons leaves to join Mac-Mahon but this one is surrounded. Beaten several times, notably at Beaumont, the army was rejected and then surrounded at Sedan by the Prussian Generalissimo Moltke, despite the efforts of Commander Lambert who, wounded, fought with his porpoises until the last cartridge. On September 2, 1870, crushed by German artillery fire, Napoleon III and 83,000 soldiers of the French army surrendered to the King of Prussia. On September 3, Napoleon III and William I meet while Paris learns of the Emperor's defeat and captivity. Demonstrations burst out with cries of "forfeiture! forfeiture!". On September 4, Napoleon III is ousted while a government of national defense is set up.

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