Fine Gold Coin 900.0 - 50 Francs Napoléon III, Tête Nue 1855 A Paris

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This gold coin of 0.4667 of an ounce, or 14.51 grams (g), was the first 50 Franc Gold coin to be created by the decree of December 12, 1854, it is also the first coin of the Second Empire ruled by Napoleon III.

On the obverse, there is the Head Naked (Tête Nue) of Napoleon III and the name of the engraver, Désiré-Albert Barre. On the reverse, we see an eagle spread on a thunderbolt surrounded by the collar of the Legion of Honor broaching two scepters (hand of justice and scepter of Charlemagne) posed in saltire, resting on a hanging decorated with ermine spots inside and bees outside and crowned with an imperial crown from which start two ribbons, 1855 framed by the letter of workshop A and the different anchor of Engraver General below between the ends of the scepters.

This gold coin (1855 A) was minted exclusively in Paris.

  • Product ID: XAU0033602P
  • Year: 1855
  • Mint Mark: French Mint
  • Purity: 0.900
  • Weight (g): 14.51 g
  • Weight (oz): 0.46670 oz
  • Diameter: 28.00 mm

Proclaimed emperor under the name of Napoleon III, Louis Napoleon made his solemn entry into Paris on December 2, 1852.