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 1853-1863
Value 20 Centimes (0.2)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 1 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1869
Number N# 1146
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 148,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 305,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 778
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

Translation:
NAPOLEON III EMPEROR
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.
1854
A

Translation:
FRENCH EMPIRE
20
CENT.
1854
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 Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1853 A 2.0% KM# 778.1 - Brown plate - Plain edge
1853 A 679 863 12% KM# 778.1 - Small head
1854 A 1 681 429 24% KM# 778.1
1855 A 361 989 5% KM# 778.1 - Head of dog
1856 A 602 740 5% KM# 778.1
1856 BB 13 326 2.0% KM# 778.2
1856 D 395 542 5% KM# 778.3
1857 A 0.2% (fr) F. 148/8 - taille des différents normaux et petit A
1857 A 0.5% (fr) F. 148/9 - KM# 778.1 - Grands différents et A normal
1857 A 839 515 4% KM# 778.1
1858 A 1.2% (fr) F. 148/11 - KM# 778.1 - Grands différents (Rare)
1858 A 703 812 4% KM# 778.1
1859 A 3 731 359 17% KM# 778.1
1860 A 2% (fr) F. 148/13 - KM# 778.1 - 1860/50
1860 A 6 422 141 $ 11 33% KM# 778.1
1860 BB 1.2% (fr) F. 148/15 - 1860/1850
1860 BB 2 986 177 $ 7.46 $ 12 34% KM# 778.2
1860 E 1.0% Essai - plain edge
1862 A 53 926 3% KM# 778.1
1863 BB 397 985 6% KM# 778.2

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