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1 Franc - Napoleon III

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

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Features

Country France
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,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 463,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 806
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Laureate head of Napoleon III facing left

Lettering:
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR
A

Translation: Napoleon III Emperor

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

Translation: French Empire

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

© Eagle68

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
1862 E 0.4% (fr) A confirmer - essai - tranche lisse
1866 A 14,638,380 2.33 2.33 8.90 17.49 29% KM# 806.1
1866 BB 7,203,960 3.50 10.50 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 3.49 2.41 10.50 6.37 26% KM# 806.1
1867 BB 7,294,258 7.00 7.00 35.60 13% KM# 806.2
1867 BB 0.5% KM# 806.2 - Big BB
1867 K 6,091,959 2.41 10% KM# 806.3
1868 A 14,942,298 2.33 7.00 11.71 26.31 33% KM# 806.1
1868 BB 0.4% (fr) F. 215/11 - BB aussi au revers
1868 BB 10,230,151 5.83 13.01 15.46 22% KM# 806.2
1868 BB 0.8% KM# 806.2 - Big BB
1868 K 22,000 0.2% KM# 806.3
1869 A 3,723,271 5.83 5.83 10% KM# 806.1
1869 BB 3,094,263 12.24 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 7.00 7% KM# 806.2

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