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50 Centimes - Napoleon III

50 Centimes - Napoleon III -  obverse 50 Centimes - Napoleon III -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1864-1869
Value 50 Centimes (0.5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.10 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 08-01-1918
References KM# 814,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 417,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 188
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

Obverse

Portrait 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

Large central crown, value and date below

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
50 CENT.
1865
A

Translation:
FRENCH EMPIRE
50 CENT.
1865
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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1864 A 7,597,756 7.82 4.58 KM# 814.1
1864 BB 4,625,849 15.64 KM# 814.2
1864 E (fr) F. 188/1 - Essai
1864 K 1,827,936 12.29 KM# 814.3
1865 A (fr) F. 188/6 - différent abeille à mi-chemin entre la barbiche et la pointe du cou
1865 A 7,397,612 5.03 5.90 KM# 814.1
1865 BB 5,174,945 KM# 814.2
1865 K 4,900,892 KM# 814.3
1866 A 5,921,157 3.45 5.29 KM# 814.1
1866 BB 5,255,966 12.29 KM# 814.2
1866 K 3,500,433 KM# 814.3
1867 A (fr) F. 188/13 - différent abeille à mi-chemin entre la barbiche et la pointe du cou
1867 A 14,528,438 2.69 11.80 8.94 KM# 814.1
1867 BB (fr) F. 188/14 - petit BB
1867 BB (fr) F. 188/16 - différent croix tréflée à mi-chemin entre la barbiche et la pointe du cou
1867 BB 16.25 KM# 814.2
1867 K (fr) F. 188/18 - différent pic et marteau à mi-chemin entre la barbiche et la pointe du cou
1867 K 4,691,729 KM# 814.3
1868 A 2,788,512 3.35 KM# 814.1
1868 BB (fr) F. 188/21 - différent croix tréflée à mi-chemin entre la barbiche et la pointe du cou
1868 BB KM# 814.2
1869 BB 1,800,000 KM# 814.2

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