20 Centimes - Napoléon III pattren of Barre, large head

Features

Issuer France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Pattern
Year 1853
Value 20 centimes (0.2)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 1 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1143
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 147,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
KM# Pn88
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Lettering:
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR
BARRE

Engraver: Jean-Jacques Barre

Jean-Jacques Barre was the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, the Great Seal of France, bank notes and postage stamps. His name is sometimes written as Jacques-Jean.

Reverse

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
20
CENT.
1853
A

Engraver: Jean-Jacques Barre

Jean-Jacques Barre was the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, the Great Seal of France, bank notes and postage stamps. His name is sometimes written as Jacques-Jean.

Edge

Reeded

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1853 A (fr) F. 147/1 -KM#778.1 - Frappe d'Epreuve

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