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1870, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin.

Mint Year: 1870
Mint Place: Paris (A)

Denomination: 5 Francs.
Reference: Davenport 96, KM-799.1.
Weight: 24.99gm
Diameter: 37mm
Material: Silver

Obverse: Bust of Napoleon III left. Engraver´s name (“BARRE”) below.
Legend: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / A

Reverse: Arms of the Bonaparte Dynasty, splitting value (5-F.).
Legend: EMPIRE FRANCAIS (cross) 1870 (anchor)

The Second French Empire or Second Empire was the Imperial Bonapartist regime of Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870, between the Second Republic and the Third Republic, in France.

Napoleon III (or Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte) (1808–73) Emperor of the French (1852–70). He was the third son of Hortense de Beauharnais stepdaughter of Napoleon I and Louis Bonaparte (1778–1846), brother of Napoleon I and King of Holland (1806–10). After the fall of Napoleon I, Napoleon III began a long period of exile in Switzerland. On the death of Napoleon I’s only son, the Roi de Rome, in 1832, he became Bonapartist pretender to the French throne and twice attempted to overthrow Louis Philippe, as a result of which he was deported. In 1840 embarked upon the disastrous “Boulogne Conspiracy” to gather supporters. He was arrested and imprisoned in the fortress of Ham. He escaped to London (1846) disguised as a mason by the name of “Badinguet”, which thereafter became his nickname. During the Revolutions of 1848, he returned to France, and in December under the new constitution was elected President of the French Republic. In 1852, following a coup against Parliament, he had himself accepted as Emperor of the French. Napoleon III took part in the Crimean War and presided over the Congress of Paris (1856). His “Liberal Empire” (1860–70) widened the powers of the legislative assembly. Underestimating Bismarck, he allowed the latter’s belligerent EMS Telegram to provoke him into fighting the Franco-Prussian War, the outcome of which brought ruin to the Second Empire. He was captured by the Prussians and deposed, spending the rest of his life in exile in England.

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1869, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. F-VF! Mint Year: 1869 Denomination: 5 Francs. Mint Place: Strasbourg (BB) Reference: Davenport 96, KM-799.2. Condition: Edge hits, scratches and light deposits, otherwise F-VF! Weight: 24.76gm Diameter: 38mm Mate ...

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1867, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. XF! Mint Year: 1867 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 5 Francs. Reference: Davenport 96, KM-799.1. Condition: A well-circulated coin with many bag-marks in obverse, otherwise XF! Diameter: 37mm Material: Silver Weight: ...

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1868, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. XF! Mint Year: 1868 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 5 Francs. Reference: Davenport 96, KM-799.1. Condition: Lightly toned, bag-marks in obverse, otherwise XF! Weight: 24.92gm Diameter: 37mm Material: Silver Obverse: ...

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1869, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Large Silver 5 Francs Coin. Strasbourg mint! Mint Year: 1869 Denomination: 5 Francs. Mint Place: Strasbourg (BB) Reference: Davenport 96, KM-799.2. Condition: Cleaned, with minor deposits remained scattered hairlines and small scratches, otherwise ...

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1867, France (2nd Empire), Napoleon III. Silver 5 Francs Coin. Cleaned AU-UNC! Mint Year: 1867 Mint Place: Paris (A) Denomination: 5 Francs. Reference: Davenport 96, KM-799.1. Condition: Marginal dark deposits, which were improperly cleaned by brush (which causes scratches in the lower mar ...
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