20 Centimes - Napoleon III

20 Centimes - Napoleon III -  obverse20 Centimes - Napoleon III -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1867-1868
Value 20 Centimes (0.2)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 1 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 03-22-1918
Number N# 1145
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 150,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 309,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 808
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

The bust of Napoleon III facing left.

Lettering:
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR
BARRE

Translation:
Napoleon III Emperor
Barre

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Reverse

Crown in center, value and date below.

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
20 CENT.
1867
A

Translation:
French Empire
20 Centimes
1867
A

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

A Paris, France (864-date)
BB Strasbourg, France
K Bordeaux, France

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1867 A 5 611 381 $ 1.51 $ 3.26 $ 4.09 $ 5.85 $ 9.35 70% KM# 808.1
1867 BB 3 114 264 $ 2.46 $ 3.96 $ 6.37 $ 19 $ 48 $ 118 53% KM# 808.2
1867 K 90 566 3% KM# 808.3
1868 A 352 510 $ 7.02 $ 5.85 $ 11 10% KM# 808.1
1868 BB 200 000 $ 15 $ 18 6% KM# 808.2

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Centimes - Napoleon III
CGB
E-auction n°402
Lot 314703
Internet Archive
Dec 28, 2020 1867 BB – KM# 808.2 AU
(SPL63)
47.94 USD
(41.00 EUR)

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