The 2015 Napoleon Bonaparte High Relief Silver Coin

The 2015 Napoleon Bonaparte High Relief Silver Coin
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Code:  L6705500
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  256g

Key Features

  • Issued on behalf of the Ascension Islands
  • Struck in Fine silver to Proof Standard
  • High Relief Design
  • Available in a plush presentation case
  • Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
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Napoleon Bonaparte, also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th Century.  Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rose quickly through the military ranks during the French Revolution.  After seizing political power in France in 1799, he crowned himself Emperor in 1804.  Ambitious, shrewd and a skilled military strategist, he successfully waged war against various coalitions of European nations and expanded his empire.  However, after a disastrous French invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon abdicated the throne two years later and was exiled to the island of Elba.
 
In February 1815, after less than a year in exile, Napoleon escaped Elba and sailed to France with a group of supporters.  In March he returned to Paris where he was welcomed by cheering crowds.  Louis XVIII fled and Napoleon began what became known as his Hundred Days campaign.  Upon his return to France, a coalition of allies (Austrians, British, Prussians and Russians), who considered the French Emperor an enemy began to prepare for war.  Napoleon raised a new army and planned to strike before the allies could launch a united attack against him.  In June 1815, Napoleon’s forces invaded Belgium, where British and Prussian troops were station.  Napoleon’s troops defeated the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny but two days later, on 18th June 1815 at the Battle of Waterloo, the French were crushed by the British with the assistance from the Prussians.  On 22nd June 1815 Napoleon was once again forced to abdicate.
 
In October 1815, Napoleon was exiled to the remote, British-held island of St Helena (which at the time was part of the British Overseas Territory which included Ascension Island).
 
The image on the coin is based a well-known portrait of Napoleon seated upon a rearing horse and is produced in striking High Relief.  The obverse of the coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
Denomination1 Crown
Metal999. Silver
Size38.60mm
Weight31.103gms
QualityProof
Mintage1,815
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