Monaco Commemorative 2019




Details relating to the Monaco Commemorative of 2019.


Issue Date: 12.09.2019

Number Minted: 15,000

Mint: Monnaie de Paris,Pessac

Mint Mark : Cornucopia



The French Revolution resulted in the Grimaldis losing all their possessions and priviledges in France and Monaco was annexed/absorbed by France.

After the Napoleonic Wars Monaco regained its independence in 1814.

Honoré Gabriel Grimaldi (1778-1841) was appointed regent in 1815 and mounted the throne in 1819 as Prince Honoré V.

The motif of the coin depicts Honoré Gabriel Grimaldi looking to the left. This is taken from a painting of him from around 1800.

Around the edge of the inner circle we see from eight to eleven o'clock the inscription "HONORÉ V" and from one to four o'clock the name of the issuing countrs "MONACO".

Finally around the bottom (eight to four o'clock) in somewhat smaller print "1819 Avènement 2019" this being the date of accession to the throne, the French word for accession and the year of issue of the coin.

The mint sign precedes 1819 and the sign of the mint master follows 2019.


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