1 Franc - Napoleon I

Features

Issuer France
Emperor Napoleon I (1804-1814, 1815)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1809-1814
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
Number N# 21923
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 205,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 447,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 692
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

The bust of Napoleon facing right

Lettering: NAPOLEON EMPEREUR.

Translation: Napoleon Emperor

Engraver: Pierre-Joseph Tiolier

Pierre-Joseph Tiolier was a French engraver who was appointed the 15th Engraver-General of France.

Reverse

The denomination in a wreath with the date below

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS.
1
FRANCS.
1812.

Translation:
French Empire
1
Franc
1812 A

Engraver: Pierre-Joseph Tiolier

Pierre-Joseph Tiolier was a French engraver who was appointed the 15th Engraver-General of France.

Edge

Inscripted

Lettering: DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE

Translation: God Protects France

Mints

A Paris, France (864-date)
B Rouen, France
BB Strasbourg, France
CL Genoa, Italy
D Lyon, France
H La Rochelle, France
I Limoges, France
K Bordeaux, France
L Bayonne, France
M Toulouse, France
MA Marseille, France
Q Perpignan, France
T Nantes, France
U Turin, Italy
Ü Utrecht, Netherlands (1010-2020)
W Lille, France

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1809 A 979 497 15% KM# 692.1
1809 B 201 408 3% KM# 692.2
1809 D 47 141 1.1% KM# 692.5
1809 H 34 370 1.1% KM# 692.6
1809 K 74 247 1.6% KM# 692.8
1809 L 28 093 1.1% KM# 692.9
1809 M 8 843 0.5% KM# 692.10
1809 MA 19 794 1.1% KM# 692.11
1809 Q 162 940 6% KM# 692.12
1809 U 5 543 1.1% KM# 692.15
1809 W 196 159 5% KM# 692.16
1810 A 1 676 745 27% KM# 692.1
1810 B 166 745 3% KM# 692.2
1810 BB 4 330 0.5% KM# 692.3
1810 D 38 624 1.1% KM# 692.5
1810 H 16 044 0.5% KM# 692.6
1810 I 17 868 1.1% KM# 692.7
1810 K 92 704 1.1% KM# 692.8
1810 K 0.5% KM# 692.8; mintmark upside down
1810 L 45 214 1.1% KM# 692.9; mintmark on the left
1810 L 1 629 0.5% KM# 692.9; mintmark on the right
1810 M 35 308 1.1% KM# 692.10
1810 MA 27 761 0.5% KM# 692.11
1810 Q 73 153 0.5% KM# 692.12
1810 U 10 194 0.5% KM# 692.15
1810 W 186 837 3% KM# 692.16
1811 A 1 347 047 $ 33 22% KM# 692.1
1811 B 252 662 7% KM# 692.2
1811 BB 11 814 0.5% KM# 692.3
1811 D 241 875 3% KM# 692.5
1811 H 104 820 3% KM# 692.6
1811 I 84 602 3% KM# 692.7
1811 K 47 805 1.1% KM# 692.8
1811 L 187 919 1.6% KM# 692.9
1811 M 81 835 4% KM# 692.10
1811 MA 45 562 1.6% KM# 692.11
1811 Q 160 953 1.1% (fr) F. 205/37- KM# 692.12 - différent parallèle listel
1811 Q 1.1% (fr) F. 205/38 - KM# 692.12 - différent perpendiculaire listel
1811 T 42 176 1.1% KM# 692.14
1811 W 264 629 4% KM# 692.16
1812 A 563 324 9% KM# 692.1
1812 B 118 377 4% KM# 692.2
1812 BB 5 565 0.5% KM# 692.3
1812 D 146 717 4% KM# 692.5
1812 H 164 894 2% KM# 692.6
1812 I 90 873 1.6% KM# 692.7
1812 K 40 748 0.5% KM# 692.8
1812 L 40 482 1.1% KM# 692.9
1812 M 124 561 2% KM# 692.10
1812 MA 36 019 0.5% KM# 692.11
1812 Q 33 707 1.1% KM# 692.12
1812 R 11 772 1.1% KM# 692.13
1812 T 40 707 1.1% KM# 692.14
1812 Ü 12 191 0.5% (fr) F. 205/55 - KM# 692.15 - Utrecht, Perche
1812 U 20 647 0.5% KM# 692.15
1812 W 143 400 4% KM# 692.16
1813 A 445 789 12% KM# 692.1
1813 B 61 314 0.5% KM# 692.2
1813 CL 7 199 0.5% KM# 692.4
1813 D 78 221 1.1% KM# 692.5
1813 H 96 400 1.1% KM# 692.6
1813 I 75 774 1.1% KM# 692.7
1813 K 67 787 3% KM# 692.8
1813 L 33 201 0.5% KM# 692.9
1813 M 180 893 3% KM# 692.10
1813 MA 43 504 0.5% KM# 692.11
1813 Q 74 680 1.1% KM# 692.12
1813 R 767 0.5% KM# 692.13
1813 T 19 815 1.6% KM# 692.14
1813 Ü 69 257 0.5% (fr) F. 205/71 - KM# 692.15 - Utrecht, Mat et drapeau
1813 U 6 059 0.5% KM# 692.15
1813 W 82 958 2% KM# 692.16
1814 A 42 033 1.6% KM# 692.1
1814 M 28 653 1.1% KM# 692.10

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