Monnaie de Paris x Louvre - The coronation of Emperor Napoleon I
The Louvre museum shop is launching a coin collection with the Monnaie de Paris to celebrate the bicentenary of Napoleon's death.
The bicentenary of the death of Napoleon I will be celebrated throughout 2021. This special collection portrays a man whose legacy continues to fire the imagination, provoke comment and arouse every emotion but indifference. This monetary collection recounts a dazzling destiny whose glory, comparable to that of Caesar or Alexander, has had few equals over the centuries.
Sensitive to attributes and pomp, Bonaparte bequeathed to posterity a myriad of symbols that accompanied him during the Directoire, the Consulate and the Empire. The Bicorne is the insignia chosen by Joaquin Jimenez, General Engraver of the Monnaie de Paris, to crystallize the particularities of the Sovereign. "The Bicorne is the object that carries all the allegories and symbols of the Napoleonic heritage. We have therefore used it in several forms, like a thread running through the collection. A real mise en abime.