2012 1/4 oz Proof Gold Legendary Collection Philippe II Auguste

2012 1/4 oz Proof Gold Legendary Collection Philippe II Auguste

This series debuted in 2011 and pays tribute to the key French sovereigns who most affected the French nation’s history.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1/4 ounce of Gold.
  • Comes in a box and with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of 1,500 coins.
  • Obverse: Features Philippe II Auguste is depicted wearing one of the first crowns to bear the royal fleur-de-lis. The King's name appears along the edge of the coin.
  • Reverse: Depicts the Louvre in Philippe II Auguste's time. The dates of his reign (1180-1223) also appear at the top of the coin.
  • Guaranteed by the Monnaie de Paris.

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This Proof Gold 50 Euro coin, is part of the “From Clovis to the Republic – 1,500 Years of French History” series. Three coins are released per year, and this issue, honors Philippe II Auguste (1165-1223). He achieved major military victories which reaffirmed his royal power and brought the Feudal era to an end. He constructed the Louvre in order to demonstrate his resolve to make Paris the capital.

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