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Live auction - fmd_419455 - Essai de 3 centimes en bronze 1816 VG.2414

Essai de 3 centimes en bronze 1816  VG.2414 MS60
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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 246 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:41:56
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Essai de 3 centimes en bronze
Date: (1860)
Date: 1816
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,38 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R2
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : entre deux branches d'olivier.


Frappé vers 1860. Exemplaire avec un accent sur le E de ESSAI.

Historical background



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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