Information about Alfred Renouard de Bussière

Alfred Renouard de Bussière (13 June 1804 - 8 April 1884)

Baron Alfred Renouard de Bussière was a banker and captain of industry who was one of the great actors of the economic and political life of his time. He was president of the Chamber of Commerce of Strasbourg, director of the Monnaie de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Mint), then of Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) from 1861 to 1879, member of the Consistory Superior of the Confession of Augsburg, general councillor and deputy of the Lower Rhine from 1845 to 1848, then from 1852 to 1870.

On coins struck at the Strasbourg Mint or the Paris Mint while he was their director (or, in British terminology, Master of the Mint), his privy mark was a bee.

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