10 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1852-1857
Value 10 Centimes (0.1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Bronze
Weight 10 g
Diameter 30.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1935
Number N# 320
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 133,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 248,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 771
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

Portrait facing left, inside beaded circle. Lettering around outside, date underneath

Lettering:
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR
BARRE
1853

Engraver: Jean-Jacques Barre

Jean-Jacques Barre was the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, the Great Seal of France, bank notes and postage stamps. His name is sometimes written as Jacques-Jean.

Reverse

Eagle with wings outstretched facing right

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
A
DIX CENTIMES

Engraver: Jean-Jacques Barre

Jean-Jacques Barre was the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, the Great Seal of France, bank notes and postage stamps. His name is sometimes written as Jacques-Jean.

Edge

Smooth

Mints

A Paris, France (864-date)
B Rouen, France
BB Strasbourg, France
D Lyon, France
E Paris, France (864-date)
K Bordeaux, France
MA Marseille, France
W Lille, France

Comments

K=Bordeaux mint used privy mark wine leaf for engraver's general. Two orientations of this leaf are known: horizontal and vertical. Horizontal orientation is found in all years of issue, vertical one exists in 1853 and 1855.


Coin 1852E is mentioned by Gadoury in Monnaies francaises

The existence of coin 1853A Eagle privy mark is not confirmed.

Mintmarks for Paris:
A - Circulation
E - Essai

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1852 A 642 898 1.78 4.15 244.37 5% KM#771.1 Paris Mint
1852 E 0.14% KM#771.1 (Essai; medal alignment)
1853 A 12 270 893 0.61 1.21 2.37 5.93 18% KM#771.1 Paris Mint (Dog privy mark)
1853 B 3 718 711 0.59 1.19 2.37 2.02 11% KM#771.2 Rouen Mint
1853 BB 4 630 090 0.50 0.59 3.23 4.18 8% KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint
1853 D 3 806 999 1.19 1.19 3.56 7% KM#771.4 Lyon Mint
1853 K 1 268 672 2.97 3% KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint
1853 K 0.5% KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Vertical wine leaf)
1853 MA 1 009 338 0.59 2.37 2% KM#771.6 Marseille Mint
1853 W 3 240 204 0.11 1.36 2.17 14.18 6% KM#771.7 Lille Mint
1854 A 13 626 631 0.59 1.19 2.17 3.43 8.00 22% KM#771.1 Paris Mint
1854 B 7 975 216 0.82 1.61 0.25 9.70 10% KM#771.2 Rouen Mint
1854 BB 2% KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Large bee privy mark)
1854 BB 8 490 492 0.59 1.19 2.37 3.92 11% KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Small bee privy mark)
1854 D 8 484 923 0.38 1.32 2.37 8.31 10% KM#771.4 Lyon Mint
1854 K 7 163 120 2.97 5.93 0.98 10% KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint
1854 MA 8 206 090 0.59 1.55 2.17 1.78 9% KM#771.6 Marseille Mint
1854 W 8 193 570 0.40 1.19 1.19 7.12 11% KM#771.7 Lille Mint
1855 A 9 091 999 0.59 1.38 2.81 6.22 25.03 16% KM#771.1 Paris Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 A 5 394 991 0.59 1.19 2.14 8% KM#771.1 Paris Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 B 7 803 578 0.21 1.78 0.89 6.17 13% KM#771.2 Rouen Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 B 2 452 948 0.11 1.06 5.93 14.24 6% KM#771.2 Rouen Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 BB 7 883 903 0.59 1.19 5.93 5.91 11% KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 BB 3 957 986 1.06 0.25 3% KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 D 8 332 994 0.64 1.19 2.58 2.37 10% KM#771.4 Lyon Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 D 3 714 152 0.49 1.19 6.81 5% KM#771.4 Lyon Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 K 8 046 364 0.63 1.9% KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Anchor - Vertical wine leaf privy marks)
1855 K 0.59 1.78 5.93 6.81 9% KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 K 3 849 417 2.37 4% KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 MA 7 975 490 1.29 1.83 6% KM#771.6 Marseille Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 MA 3 046 562 2.75 7.12 4% KM#771.6 Marseille Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 W 6 450 610 0.55 1.78 0.93 9% KM#771.7 Lille Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 W 2 733 617 1.78 4.18 4% KM#771.7 Lille Mint (Dog privy mark)
1856 A 19 288 522 0.24 1.19 1.69 6.44 16.16 24% KM#771.1 Paris Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 B 11 493 357 0.59 1.19 2.17 2.74 17% KM#771.2 Rouen Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 BB 8 396 005 0.65 4.75 3.56 8% KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 D 5 067 712 2.34 2.88 5.93 8% KM#771.4 Lyon Mint
1856 K 8 670 337 0.36 1.19 2.17 3.56 11% KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 MA 10 933 169 0.53 1.07 2.97 1.63 11% KM#771.6 Marseille Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 W 11 258 673 0.26 1.19 1.61 4.96 15% KM#771.7 Lille Mint
1857 A 2 902 500 1.19 4.03 5% KM#771.1 Paris Mint
1857 B 1 375 638 5.93 3% KM#771.2 Rouen Mint
1857 BB 1 070 080 5.93 33.23 2% KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint
1857 K 1 129 359 9.49 4.18 3% KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint
1857 MA 2 003 732 3.56 5.93 4% KM#771.6 Marseille Mint
1857 W 1 762 242 5.93 35.60 23.73 35.60 4% KM#771.7 Lille Mint

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