• 5 Francs 1804-1805, KM# 662, France, Napoleon I
  • 5 Francs 1804-1805, KM# 662, France, Napoleon I
Description

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and again in 1815. Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. One of the greatest commanders in history, his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide. Napoleon's political and cultural legacy has ensured his status as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in human history.

Engraver: Pierre-Joseph Tiolier

Obverse

Bust of Napoleon I right.

The cursive Tr. is a monogram of Pierre-Joseph Tiolier (15th Engraver-General of France, 1803-1816). Above his initials is BRENET for Nicolas-Guy-Antoine Brenet (engraver of the Paris Mint).

NAPOLEON EMPEREUR.
BRENET
Tr.

Reverse

Denomination within wreath, the date in the French Republican Calendar below.

The French Republican Calendar was a calendar created and implemented during the French Revolution, and used by the French government for about 12 years from late 1793 to 1805, and for 18 days by the Paris Commune in 1871. Years appear in writing as Roman numerals (usually), with epoch 22 September 1792, the beginning of the "Republican Era" (the day the French First Republic was proclaimed, one day after the Convention abolished the monarchy). As a result, Roman Numeral I indicates the first year of the republic, that is, the year before the calendar actually came into use.

RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE.
5
FRANCS.
AN 13 A

Edge

GOD PROTECT FRANCE

* DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE

5 Francs

1st Empire
KM# 662 Gadoury# 580
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.900
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 660.1, KM# 660.2, KM# 660.3, KM# 660.4, KM# 660.5, KM# 660.6, KM# 660.7, KM# 660.8, KM# 660.9, KM# 660.10, KM# 660.11, KM# 660.12, KM# 660.13, KM# 660.14, KM# 660.15
Mints
Bayonne Mint (L)
Bordeaux Mint (K)
Geneva Mint (G)
La Rochelle Mint (H)
Lille Mint (W)
Limoges Mint (I)
Lyon Mint (D)
Marseille Mint (MA)
Nantes Mint (T)
Paris Mint (A)
Perpignan Mint (Q)
Rouen Mint (B)
Strasbourg Mint (BB)
Toulouse Mint (M)
Turin Mint (U)

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