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Medal: France Marriage of Napoleon  1810
Medal: France Marriage of Napoleon 1810

Marie Louise was Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia, Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, Empress of the French, and Queen of Italy (whew!). She married Napoleon in 1810. Numerous medallions were produced to celebrate the royal marriage. This is the most popular pattern.

These medallions were produced in various sizes and various metals. The most common is a 40 mm version in bronze, but there are also 27 mm and 15 mm bronze medals, as well as 32 mm silver medals, and 15 mm gold medals. Curiously, the size and composition do not matter very much when it comes to value, as the medals made with precious metal tend to be smaller than the bronze medals. What does matter is overall state of preservation and eye appeal.

MEDALS IN BRONZE, SILVER, AND GOLD:
worn, with lots of nicks, scratches, and stains: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average, with only a few detracting marks: $250
well preserved and in pristine condition: $500

Harshly cleaned medals are worth zero, or their weight in precious metal if gold or silver.

These are catalog values. Be sure to read out Important Terminology page which gives information about converting catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 18811 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: stvvv, Thu, 26-Feb-2015 17:53:43 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 27-Feb-2015 03:23:35 GMT
Requester description: ITS A MEDALLION WITH 2 HEADS ON FRONT...IVE HAD IT FOR OVER 30 YEARS, FOUND IT IN OLDEST TOWN IN TENN, IN A ROOT OF OLD BOXWOOD. NAPOLEAN EMP ET ROI...M LOUISE D'AUTRICHE.......1 AVRIL MDCCCX...I THINK CANT READ THE REST
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Comments

my name is stvvv by the way, and that looks like my medal but its a knecklace with chain, its got the coin -with 3 little pieces of metal,- then a metal border around it.....would like to send pictures - stvvv
With the adornments you describe, you do not have a coin or medal, you have a piece of jewelry. We have no expertise in jewelry, so we cannot appraise it. Take your piece to a jewelry shop and ask for an appraisal. There were all sorts of commemorative items manufactured at the time of this wedding. You must have one of them. - CoinQuest (Paul)

  

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