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French Occupation from 1795 to 1815

Siege of Antwerp


During the Revolution, Belgium was occupied by France and the city of Antwerp will be taken in 1792 then in 1794. The Englishman who fear for their country in close proximity, combined with allies, besieged Antwerp in February 1814. A garrison commanded by Carnot, defends the city. In May, after the first Restoration, Carnot agrees to surrender the city on the orders of the new French government (Louis XVIII) on 1 May 1814 and sailed from Antwerp on May 3

During the siege of parts of 5 and 10 cents were minted in bronze and copper barrel (or mixture of both) following the arrest of 10 and 16 March 1814.