1809 M Gold 20 Lire. By 1802 Napoleon had been voted "Consul for life" by the French Sénat. The newly formed Republic of Italy was in need of a president. Napoleon, as the premier leader of the French revolution, was asked to become president of the new Italian republic. He accepted the role of president.
By 1805 Napoleon was declared Emperor of the French. How could he be both Emperor and President? The problem was solved by declaring him King of Italy.
In 1813 with Napoleons defeat the, Austrians invaded, and the Kingdom of Italy ceased to exist. 900 fine 20 Lire gold coin was one of a number of. Gold coins issued based on the French Gold 20 Franc standard. The obverse of the coin reads.
English translation: Napoleon Emperor and King. The reverse of the coin reads. English translation: Kingdom of Italy 20 Lire. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Europe\Italy, San Marino, Vatican\Italian States (up to 1861)". The seller is "charlielafrance" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.