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
Number N# 1172
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 215,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 463,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 806
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

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

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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 0.6% (fr) A confirmer - essai - tranche lisse
1866 A 14 638 380 2.29 2.43 8.52 18.25 29% KM# 806.1
1866 BB 7 203 960 3.65 10.95 17% 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 3.64 3.94 9.05 6.64 26% KM# 806.1
1867 BB 7 294 258 6.08 7.30 37.14 14% KM# 806.2
1867 BB 0.7% KM# 806.2 - Big BB
1867 K 6 091 959 3.18 3.04 10% KM# 806.3
1868 A 14 942 298 2.43 3.94 6.08 14.60 27.45 33% KM# 806.1
1868 BB 0.5% (fr) F. 215/11 - BB aussi au revers
1868 BB 10 230 151 5.54 13.53 16.13 22% KM# 806.2
1868 BB 0.9% KM# 806.2 - Big BB
1868 K 22 000 0.2% KM# 806.3
1869 A 3 723 271 9.73 6.08 10% KM# 806.1
1869 BB 3 094 263 7.91 6% KM# 806.2
1870 A 788 000 0.6% (fr) A confirmer - KM# 806.1 - existence de ce millésime controversé
1870 BB 1 991 998 4.26 7% KM# 806.2

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