Bicentenaire Napoleon - 10€

France 2004 - 10€ - Bicentenaire Napoleon - 6.41g LIMITED Gold Coin

5.000 of these coins have been issued by Monnaie de Paris!
This gold coin is dedicated to famous personalities.
$583.83

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Country France
Year 2004
Face Value currency Euro
Face Value number 10
Metal Gold
Fineness 900/1000
Weight 6,41g
Diameter 21 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $583.83
Coin Story

Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815. Napoleon dominated European affairs for almost two decades while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He won the large majority of his battles and seized control of most of continental Europe before his ultimate defeat in 1815. One of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide and he remains simultaneously one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in European history. In civil affairs, Napoleon implemented a wide array of liberal reforms across Europe, including the abolition of feudalism, the establishment of legal equality and religious toleration, and the legalisation of divorce. His lasting legal achievement, the Napoleonic Code, has been adopted to varying degrees by dozens of nations around the world.

Reverse Design

On the reverse, is a laureate portrait of Napoleon; in the background a hand bearing a crown, and a figure figure wearing a coronet, with hands clasped as in prayer. The obverse demonstrates the crowning of Josephine de Beauharnais. She was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte and thus the First Empress of the French. Bears the legend: "1804 - COURONNEMENT DE NAPOLÉON".

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features Napoleon's greatest reform of the Consulate Period was the creation of a universal system of laws that replaced contradictory and antiquated provincial policies. The Code Civil was complied, ratified, and signed under the First Consul's direction. The reverse refers to a grand ceremony in the Notre Dame Cathedral on 2nd December 1804, where the First Consul was crowned Emperor Napoleon I. On the reverse, there is a representation of a book, with the inscription on its spine: CODE CIVIL

Packaging

The Bicentenaire Napoleon gold coin comes in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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