Kingdom of France, Louis Philippe I, 2 Francs 1848

Louis Philippe I of Orleans, the Citizen King (1830-1848), did not hark back to the coin types of the Bourbons any more, but tied in with the post-revolutionary tradition of coinage. This coin depicts him without any royal insignia as a citizen. Instead of wearing a laurel wreath, like his predecessors, the Citizen King is portrayed with a wreath from oak leaves. The inscription designates him as “King of the French” (instead of "King of France,” as before). And the reverse of his coins are not embellished by the family crest any more, but simply give the coin’s face value.