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1857A France Napoleon III Gold Fr.50 Coin NGC AU55

1857A France Napoleon III Gold Fr.50 Coin NGC AU55
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Why purchase this About Uncirculated 1857 50 Francs gold coin of Napoleon III?

Napoleon III founded the Second French Empire in 1852 and ruled as Emperor of the French until 1870. During his reign, Napoleon commissioned the renovation of Paris in an effort to combat the city's overcrowding, disease and crime. The result of the vast public works program is still present today in the distinctive street plan and appearance of the center of the city. This 50 Francs gold coin of Napoleon III was struck from 0.4667 Troy oz. of .900 fine gold at the Paris Mint in 1857.

Distinguished Imperial themed designs by Jean-Jacques Barre

A right facing image of Napoleon III adorns the obverse, framed by the inscriptions "NAPOLEON III" and "EMPEREUR." The designer's name appears below.

"EMPIRE FRANCAIS" sweeps above the French Coat of Arms in use during Napoleon's reign on the reverse. Additionally inscribed "50 FR," "1857" and the Paris Mint's "A" Mint mark.

Impressive About Uncirculated Condition

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this 1857A France Napoleon III Gold Fr.50 Coin to be About Uncirculated (AU55). The beautifully struck coin will feature pleasing eye appeal overall, with complete design details and more than 75% of the original Mint luster. The coin is presented in a NGC protective holder with certification label.

This 50 Francs 1857 gold coin struck for Emperor Napoleon III belongs in your collection! Don't wait, purchase the superbly graded coin from MCM today!

Year of Issue:1857A
Grading Service:NGC
Weight in Grams:14.5159 g
Weight in Ounces:0.4667 oz
Legal Tender:France