5 Franc First French Empire (1804-1814) Silver Napoleon (1769 - 1821)

Mint Year: 1812
Denomination: 5 Francs
Mint Place: Marseille (M)

Reference: Davenport 85, KM-694.11.
Weight: 24.78gm
Diameter: 38mm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Laureate bust of Napoleon I. right, engraver´s signature below.
Legend: NAPOLEON EMPEREUR.

Reverse: Denomination (5 FRANCS) within wreath.
Legend: EMPIRE FRANCAIS. (privy mark: VR) 1811. (MA)

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the history of Europe. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic and Emperor of the First French Empire.
Born in Corsica and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France, he rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, Napoleon staged a coup d'état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later he crowned himself Emperor of the French. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of France against every major European power and dominated continental Europe through a series of military victories – epitomised in battles such as Austerlitz and Friedland. He maintained France’s sphere of influence by the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states.
The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon’s fortunes. His Grande Armée was wrecked in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig, invaded France and exiled him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he returned and was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon spent the last six years of his life under British supervision on the island of Saint Helena, where he died in 1821. The autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer though Sten Forshufvud and other scientists in the 1960s conjectured that he had been poisoned with arsenic.
Napoleon developed few military innovations, drew his tactics from different sources and scored major victories with a modernised French army. His campaigns are studied at military academies the world over and he is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest commanders. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative foundations for much of Western Europe.

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1811, France (1st Empire), Emperor Napoleon I. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. VF+ Condition: VF+ Mint Year: 1811 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 5 Francs Reference: Davenport 85, Gadoury 584, KM-694.1. Weight: 24.59gm Diameter: 37mm Material: Silver Obverse: Laureate bust of Napol ...

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1808, France (1st Empire), Napoleon I. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. aVF Mint Year: 1808 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 5 Francs Reference: Davenport 85, KM-694.1. R! Condition: Dark oxidation deposits, cleaned/lightly polished, scratches in fields and edge-digs, otherwise about VF! ...

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1811, France (1st Empire), Napoleon I. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. Rouen mint! Mint Year: 1811 Mint Place: Rouen (B) Denomination: 5 Francs Reference: Davenport 85, KM-694.2. Condition: Numerous circulation-marks in obverse, cleaned in the past, now retoned, inor deposits, otherwise ...

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1812, Royal France (1st Empire), Napoleon I. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. VF/aXF! Mint Year: 1812 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 5 Francs Reference: KM-694.1, Davenport 85. R! Condition: Numerous bag-marks from circulation, lightly wiped/cleaned in the past, otherwise VF/aXF! We ...

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1815, France (The 100 Days!), Napoleon I. Rare Silver 5 Francs Coin. Cleaned XF! Struck during his brief rule after escaping from Elba. Mint Year: 1815 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 5 Francs Reference: Davenport 85, KM-704.1 ($350 in VF!). Condition: Cleaned, numerous hairlines ...

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1811, France (1st Empire), Napoleon I. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. Toulouse mint! Mint Year: 1811 Denomination: 5 Francs Mint Place: Toulouse (M) Reference: Davenport 85, KM-694.10. R! Condition: Heavy weight-adjusting marks in obverse, cleaned with remaining deposits, scattered digs, sc ...
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Coins of Napoleon Bonaparte   Gold Napoleon: Napoleon Bonaparte issued gold coins known as "Napoleons" or "Napoleons d'or." These coins featured his portrait on the obverse and various designs on the reverse, including imperial symbols such as the imperial eagle.Silver Francs: Napoleon's silver coins included francs of various denominations, such as 5 francs and 1 franc. T ...
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