Mint State Uncirculated France commemorative silver medal.
Medal celebrating the visit to the Paris Mint by Marie Louise (Luisa), Empress of France.
Authorized by Napoleon I, dated 1813, struck at the Paris Mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Maria Louise facing right, below, ANDRIEU F.
Reverse: A fly medal press; above, the monogram composed of the initial letters, M. L. encircled with a nimbus; on the upright supports of the press, at right, Victory engraving on her tablets the event; at left, History holding a scroll and wreath; on the cross bar, at top, the letter N with laurel branches; in exergue, IMPERATRICE MARIE LOUISE / A HONORE DE SA PRESENCE / LA M. DES MEDAILLES / MDCCCXIII; at sides of press in small lettering, BRENET F. DENON D.
Marie Louise was the daughter of Francis I of Austria and wife of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. She was the Empress of France from 1810 to 1814 and is depicted on this medal wearing the Imperial diadem.
Silver, 23mm, 6.49g.
Certified by NGC to MS 61.
Toned with underlying luster.
Cornucopia edge mark denotes that this is a restrike issue.