Add this store to favorites. 5 francs napoleon iii bareheaded second empire. Napoleon III (Louis Napoleon Bonaparte) was President of the French Republic from 1848 to 1852 and then Emperor in 1870. Nephew of 1852 the French napoleon ier, is born Prince of Holland in 1808. As an adult, after several attempts coup (boulogne, strasbourg), he manages to get elected president by universal suffrage in 1848.His sudden state of 2 December 1852 ended the second Republic. It then creates a new empire. His policy was to restore the greatness of France, which displeases the Kingdom of Prussia. The end of his reign occurs after the battle of sedan during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. Napoleon III will then go into exile in Britain where he died three years later in 1873. Face value: 5 FF year: 1856 studio: a quality: ttb ref library f. The item \The seller is \This article can be shipped worldwide.