A coin I have shown before in other threads, but since we seem to have some focus on Place de la Bastille, and this statue was the first one raised there, here goes again.
The Bastille was torn down following the storming of it by French revolutionairies on July 14, 1789 - the start of the French Revolution. A few years later The Fountain of Regeneration (so, a fountain strictly speaking, but I think it can pass as a statue
) was raised where the Bastille had stood - today's Place de la Bastille. It models the goddess Isis, with water springing from her bust.
The coin (which is from 1794, and completely monometallic
) shows the memorial ceremony held at the fountain/statue on 10 Aug 1793, one year after the storming of the Tuileries Palace. Then the "Festival of Unity and Indivisibility" was held with representatives from the government (the Convent) and the departments around France. The water was drunk under ceremonial forms, symbolising the national regeneration.
The statue, being made of plaster, didn't last long. A few years after the event it was gone.
In place of photos from the event, there is this engraving by Charles Monnet (who illustrated many events from the revolution).Public domain, courtesy of Wikipedia.