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1855A France Napoleon III Gold Fr.50 Coin NGC AU Details

1855A France Napoleon III Gold Fr.50 Coin NGC AU Details
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Why purchase this 1855 French Napoleon III Gold coin?

Napoleon III established and then ruled the Second French Empire for nearly two decades, beginning in 1852. During that time, he modernized the French banking system, consolidated the French railway system, expanded the French merchant marine to be the second largest in the world, and launched an impressive reconstruction of Paris' public infrastructure that lasted into the first quarter of the next century. This 1855 Napoleon III Gold Fr.50 coin, measuring 28 mm in diameter, was struck from 0.4667 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold at the French Mint's Paris branch.

Portrait of the Emperor by Jean-Jacques Barre

The likeness of Napoleon III is featured on the obverse, surrounded by a beaded border. Inscriptions include "NAPOLEON III," "EMPEREUR" and "BARRE."

The arms of the Second French Empire of Napoleon III is centered on the reverse, accompanied by the inscriptions "50 FR," "1859" and "A," the Paris Mint's identifying mark.

NGC About Uncirculated

This 50 Francs gold coin struck in 1855 at the Paris Mint for Emperor Napoleon III was determined to be in About Uncirculated (AU) condition by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The coin possesses complete design details, with slight flattening on the highest design points. The term Details in the grade means that a post-minting surface characteristic prevented NGC from assigning the coin a numerical grade. The coin is presented in a labeled NGC protective holder.

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Year of Issue:1855A
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU Details
Composition:Gold