Mintage of 1,500 coins!
This Proof Gold 50 Euro coin, which contains .920 Gold, is part of the “From Clovis to the Republic – 1,500 Years of French History” series. Charlemagne is the most important figure 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. This coin is the second coin of the series. The obverse has 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 has a depiction of 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 of these beautiful Gold coins comes in a box and with a certificate of authenticity.
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