Napoleon Bonaparte, French Puppet State 1805-1814

Pag. 16; Gig. 110, PCGS-graded AU-53

Obverse depicts the bust of Napoleon I facing right. On the reverse crown and mantled arms. A lovely example with a pleasing portrait of Napoleon.

The Kingdom of Italy, established by Napoleon, would run from 1805-1814. This was a French puppet state, with the currency, in Lire, was based on the size and fineness of the French Franc. Napoleon was proclaimed king, and a Viceroy ruled in his absence.