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1 Franc - Napoleon III

1 Franc - Napoleon III -  obverse1 Franc - Napoleon III -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1862-1870
Value 1 Franc (1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 08-01-1918
References F# 215,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 463,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
KM# 806
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Laureate head left

Lettering:
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR
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.

Reverse

Crowned and mantled arms divide denomination, date below

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
1 F
1868

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

1 Franc - Napoleon III -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1862 E 0.4% (fr) A confirmer - essai - tranche lisse
1866 A 14,638,380 2.02 2.18 12.55 14.73 29% KM# 806.1
1866 BB 7,203,960 4.25 12.55 18% KM# 806.2
1866 E 0.4% (fr) A confirmer - essai
1866 K 1,402,285 5% KM# 806.3
1867 A 12,131,428 3.61 3.61 7.68 7.68 31.85 25% KM# 806.1
1867 BB 7,294,258 6.55 10.70 33.31 13% KM# 806.2
1867 BB 0.6% KM# 806.2 - Big BB
1867 K 6,091,959 2.85 10% KM# 806.3
1868 A 14,942,298 3.82 7.64 13.09 24.61 34% KM# 806.1
1868 BB 0.3% (fr) F. 215/11 - BB aussi au revers
1868 BB 10,230,151 5.46 11.87 20.71 22% KM# 806.2
1868 BB 0.6% KM# 806.2 - Big BB
1868 K 22,000 0.2% KM# 806.3
1869 A 3,723,271 5.78 10% KM# 806.1
1869 BB 3,094,263 11.46 6% KM# 806.2
1870 A 788,000 0.5% (fr) A confirmer - KM# 806.1 - existence de ce millésime controversé
1870 BB 1,991,998 7% KM# 806.2

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