1 Franc - Napoleon III

Features

Country France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1853-1863
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1869
References F# 214,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 460,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 779
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

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
1
FRANC
1860
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 4% (fr) A confirmer - KM# 779.1 - petite tête
1853 A 0.9% (fr) A supprimer - KM# 779.1 - tête large - BE
1853 A 182 412 4% (fr) F. 214/1 - KM# 779.1
1854 A 763 557 10% KM# 779.1
1855 A 778 794 3% (fr) F. 214/3 - chien - main
1855 A 0.9% (fr) F. 214/4 - main - ancre
1855 A 2% (fr) F. 214/5 - ancre - main
1856 A 1 173 348 12% KM# 779.1
1856 BB 1 663 980 10% KM# 779.2
1856 D 0.5% (fr) F. 214/9 - petit lion
1856 D 1 226 901 8% KM# 779.3
1857 A 1 679 991 9% KM# 779.1
1858 A 5 604 142 30% KM# 779.1
1859 A 3 827 495 26% KM# 779.1
1859 BB 1 554 131 7% KM# 779.2
1860 A 2 728 335 19% (fr) F. 214/14 - KM# 779.1 - main
1860 A 2 012 484 12% (fr) F. 214/15 - KM# 779.1 - abeille
1860 BB 1 333 333 2% (fr) F. 214/16 - KM# 779.2 - abeille
1860 BB 0.9% (fr) F. 214/17 - 1860/50
1860 BB 1 342 282 5% (fr) F. 214/18 - KM# 779.2 - croix
1861 A 2 012 000 1.9% KM# 779.1
1861 BB 1 124 000 1.4% KM# 779.2
1863 A 41 102 1.9% KM# 779.1
1863 BB 54 173 3% KM# 779.2

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