Numismatic stories and slide presentations
CHEVALIER D’ÉON; Very Large Personalities, Very Small Numismatic Legacy” (25 minutes) tells the life story of one of the most colorful figures of the 18th Century. The Chevalier d'Éon, aka the Chevalierre d'Éon, aka Madame d'Éon, aka Lea de Beaumont, was famous — and controversial — on both sides of the channel. D'Éon even won (mostly) a confrontation with the King of France — and got a new lady’s wardrobe!
Unfortunately, d’Éon couldn’t quite decide whether he preferred England or France, or which gender he preferred. And the bookies wanted to know. We have a small medallion to remember d’Éon by.
NumiStorica © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.