Monnaie de Paris 2014 Napoleon 1st 10€ silver coin

2014 Napoleon 1st 10€ silver coin
  • £71.00

This series of Napoleon 1st coins are produced by Monnaie de Paris, France’s oldest continuously operating minting institution, founded in 864. This silver coin has a nominal value of 10€, however they are traded at a much higher price on the bullion coin market due to the state-of-the-art know-how of the Monnaie de Paris craftsmen who are able to expertly and creatively engrave precious metals.

This 2014 Napoleon 1st 10€ silver coin bears a modern yet historically inspired design, with an impressive fineness of 900 and a unique look, featuring an uneven coin shape. The obverse shows a linear portrait in profile of Napoleon I (1769 - 1821), who was the First Consul of France and who lastingly reorganised, reformed and modernised France. The reverse features there bees, which were used during the Napoleonic era as a symbol of immortality and resurrection, as well as aligning Napoleon Bonaparte with the Merovingian dynasty, who were the founders of France. Also on the reverse is inscription RF, face value and the dates of the Napoleonic era, 1800-1815.

Weight (g)   22.2
Pure silver content (g) 19.98
Dimensions (mm)37