1062457 | FRANCE. Napoleon III. (Emperor, 1852-1870). 1852 AR & AE Two Piece Medal Set. PCGS SP65. By Caque. Edge: (Hand) ARGENT and (Hand) CUIVRE. 77mm. AR: 228gm., AE: 214gm. NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR. Bust, left; signed below trancation / Proclamation and date on five-lines within olive wreath; legend around and signed below. Divo 116.
Struck to commemorate the proclamation of the Empire at Paris city hall. Superb matched gem examples, very rare as such.
Includes original case.
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On the morning of the 2nd of December, prefect of the Seine, Jean Jacques Berger proclaimed the Empire in the Paris municipal palace (Hotel de Ville). Napoleon III, returning on horseback from the castle of Saint Cloud, entered the Tuileries, looked out from the balcony and in front of 10,000 men crowded in the court, the general of Saint-Arnaud, minister of war, read the plebiscite that restored the Empire in France.