In 2021, we will celebrate the bicentenary of the passing away of Napoleon I. This year will therefore be truly "Napoleon Year" celebrated in France and internationally. We obviously couldn't miss this event and wanted to celebrate it not only from several angles of the heritage of this period of French history but also through our different types of products.
On this side, we wanted to represent the different aspects of the Napoleonic period all depicted on a bicorn Napoléon is wearing himself. The grenadiers of the guard, on the left, represent the battles of the military epic of the famous Grande Armée, while the allegory of justice, on the right, taken from the preface of the civil code, symbolises the civil reforms of this period. The link is made by the Legion of Honour, which acts as a pivot between the military and the civilian world by virtue of its status as a distinction for "both worlds". The French cockade is also present. We mentioned his passing away date as well as the year 2021, its bicentenary. In the background, we can see another strong symbol, the bees!
On the reverse, against a background of the sun of Austerlitz, various iconic symbols are depicted, such as the eagle, bees, laurels and the famous silhouette of the Emperor. The laurel wreath is also depicted to recall his coronation. The word "RF" is present at the bottom right of the coin, as well as the hallmark of Joaquin Jimenez.