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5 Francs - Napoleon III

5 Francs - Napoleon III -  obverse5 Francs - Napoleon III -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1861-1870
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References F# 331,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 739,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 799
  • 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
BB
BARRE

Translation: Napoleon II 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
5 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

Smooth and inscripted

Lettering: DIEU * PROTEGE * LA * FRANCE *****

Translation: God Protects France

Mints

A Paris, France (864-date)
BB Strasbourg, France
K Bordeaux, France

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1861 A 22,098 0.9% F. 331/1 - KM# 799.1 A small
1861 A 0.15% F. 331/2 - KM# 799.1 A normal
1861 ESSAI 0.2% (fr) A confirmer - KM# 799.1
1862  0.15% F. 331/4 without mint letters
1862 A 27,819 0.7% F. 331/3 KM# 799.1
1863 A 14,997 0.6% F. 331/5 - KM# 799.1
1864 A 32,168 0.7% F. 331/6 - KM# 799.1
1865 A 24,577 0.6% F. 331/7 - KM# 799.1
1865 BB 72,557 0.4% F. 331/8 - KM# 799.2
1866 A 37,893 0.8% F. 331/9 - KM# 799.1
1867 A 6,511,287 15.78 17.79 21.35 38.02 27% F. 331/10 - KM# 799.1
1867 BB 4,337,636 17.79 23.72 117.44 20% F. 331/11 - KM# 799.2
1868 A 6,520,459 17.79 23.72 33.21 26% F. 331/12 - KM# 799.1
1868 BB 11,390,447 17.79 23.72 29.66 40% F. 331/13 - KM# 799.2
1869 A 2,055,891 14.23 23.76 23.72 13% F. 331/14 - KM# 799.1
1869 BB 9,601,259 13.64 18.98 23.72 26.10 31% F. 331/15 - KM# 799.2 BB normal
1869 BB 0.9% F. 331/16 - KM# 799.2 BB small
1870 A 6,246,264 11.86 17.79 23.72 50.42 27% F. 331/17 - KM# 799.1
1870 BB 2,022,004 17.79 26.10 11% F. 331/18 - KM# 799.2

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