From Clovis to Republic, 1,500 Years of French History – Coin 2 of 15
This series will span five years and contain 15 coins. Each coin will honor important figures in French heritage; ten kings, two emperors and three presidents who helped shape the French nation. This is the second coin in the series, featuring Charlemagne, one of the most important figures of medieval Europe. The first Holy Roman Emperor, he expanded the Frankish kingdom into a true empire. Both the modern states of France and Germany trace their roots to his reign.
* Struck from 90% pure Proof Silver with an Antique Finish.
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* The 2011 Proof Silver Charlemagne has a very limited mintage of only 20,000!
The obverse features a profile portrait of Charlemagne, facing left, features the King of the Franks wearing the crown of a Roman Emperor. The legend CHARLEMAGNE defines the theme; the date is also indicated.
The reverse depicts Charlemagne's globus cruciger (Latin for "cross-bearing orb"), the symbol of his power and sovereignty as the first Holy Roman Emperor. The dates 768-814 indicate the length of his reign. The denomination and RF, for Republique Francaise ("The French Republic") are also indicated.
Each coin comes in its original box and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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