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Live auction - fmd_419491 - Essai de 20 centimes 1874 Bruxelles VG.3764

Essai de 20 centimes 1874 Bruxelles VG.3764 MS62
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 570 €
Maximum bid : 650 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:19:57
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Essai de 20 centimes
Date: 1874
Mint name / Town : Bruxelles
Quantity minted : ---
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,11 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (CROIX) NAPOLEON IV - EMPEREUR (LIS)// ESSAI.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Napoléon IV à gauche ; au-dessous, signé C. de F..

Reverse


Reverse legend : EMPIRE - FRANCAIS// 20 CENT./ 1874.
Reverse description : Couronne impériale.

Historical background


Napoleon IV

(1856-1879)

Napoleon, the son of the Emperor Napoleon III and Eugénie de Montijo, was born March 16, 1856. In 1870, he followed his mother into exile in England. On the death of his father in 1873, he became the leader of the imperial family. He followed a British military training and participated in the campaign of Zululand where he died on 1 June 1879.

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