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Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans 1899 token, info request

 
 
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 Posted 06/13/2018  12:03 am Show Profile   Check Johnathan55's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Johnathan55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was hoping for some more information on this recent token find.

I googled around and it seems the translation for the figure on the token is Prince Philippe, Duke of Orléans.

But there seem to be many similar tokens, and I can't figure out why it was minted or if it was actually minted in 1899. Any info would be appreciated, Thank you!




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 Posted 06/13/2018  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In May 1886 the French Republic expelled the princes of the former ruling dynasties.
In 1899 the death of President Félix Faure during the Dreyfus affair, resulted in a number of political factions attempting to take advantage of the disorder and Prince Victor Napoleon announced to a delegation from the Imperialist committee that he would take action to restore the French Empire when he felt that the time was favourable. In order to achieve this, he announced he would place himself at the head of the movement with his brother, Prince Louis, fighting beside him who he said would be "bringing to the Bonapartist forces his prestige and his military talents as well as his rank in the Russian army".
The Duke of Orléans, a rival claimant to the throne, also had forces available and they were ready to cross the French frontier at same time as the Bonapartist forces. In the end the anticipated outbreak in France did not materialise and the French Third Republic survived one of its gravest crises
These tokens were issued by both sides in an effort to appeal to the French public. The example below is from the Bonapartist faction.


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 Posted 06/13/2018  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Check Johnathan55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Johnathan55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, thank you for that super detailed post, I had no idea this token was from such a pivotal moment in history. It still has traces of mint luster on it so I was thinking it was 5 years old at the most! I wonder how many of these competing tokens they made.
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 Posted 06/13/2018  6:11 pm  Show Profile   Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interestingly, a great number of C19th French tokens have this same sustained lustre. It looks like the knew a technique that has not passed down.
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