As Emperor, Napoleon overhauled monetary policy, issuing a law in 1803 setting the value of 1 franc to 5 grams of silver and 1 kilogram of gold being equal to 15.5 kilograms of silver.

Apart from that measure his numismatic legacy remains lackluster compared to contemporaries. Knowing Napoleons temperament he likely counted the mints as possessions and the coinage as his progeny in the marketplace.