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10 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country France - Modern
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1852-1857
Value 10 Centimes (0.1)
Metal Bronze
Weight 10 g
Diameter 30.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1935
References KM# 771, Gad# 248, F# 133
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

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

Comments

Mintmarks A=Paris, B=Rouen, BB=Strasbourg, D=Lyon, E=Essai (Paris), K=Bordeaux, MA=Marseilles, W=Lille

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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1852 A 642,898 1.41 KM#771.1 Paris Mint
1852 E KM#771.1 (Essai; medal alignment)
1853 A 12,270,893 1.50 2.25 8.01 KM#771.1 Paris Mint (Dog privy mark)
1853 B 3,718,711 0.53 1.13 2.37 KM#771.2 Rouen Mint
1853 BB 4,630,090 0.84 KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint
1853 D 3,806,999 1.13 KM#771.4 Lyon Mint
1853 K 1,268,672 2.82 KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint
1853 K KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Vertical wine leaf)
1853 MA 1,009,338 KM#771.6 Marseille Mint
1853 W 3,240,204 KM#771.7 Lille Mint
1854 A 13,626,631 1.97 2.25 2.60 KM#771.1 Paris Mint
1854 B 7,975,216 1.42 KM#771.2 Rouen Mint
1854 BB KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Large bee privy mark)
1854 BB 8,490,492 1.13 3.74 KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Small bee privy mark)
1854 D 8,484,923 1.28 2.97 KM#771.4 Lyon Mint
1854 K 7,163,120 KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint
1854 MA 8,206,090 1.55 KM#771.6 Marseille Mint
1854 W 8,193,570 1.13 3.38 11.26 KM#771.7 Lille Mint
1855 A 9,091,999 1.50 2.82 9.01 KM#771.1 Paris Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 A 5,394,991 1.69 KM#771.1 Paris Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 B 7,803,578 0.56 1.97 KM#771.2 Rouen Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 B 2,452,948 1.97 KM#771.2 Rouen Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 BB 7,883,903 1.13 5.63 KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 BB 3,957,986 KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 D 8,332,994 0.60 1.41 KM#771.4 Lyon Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 D 3,714,152 KM#771.4 Lyon Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 K 8,046,364 KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Anchor - Vertical wine leaf privy marks)
1855 K 1.69 5.63 KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 K 3,849,417 2.25 KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 MA 7,975,490 2.40 KM#771.6 Marseille Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 MA 3,046,562 2.54 KM#771.6 Marseille Mint (Dog privy mark)
1855 W 6,450,610 3.38 KM#771.7 Lille Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1855 W 2,733,617 1.34 KM#771.7 Lille Mint (Dog privy mark)
1856 A 19,288,522 0.98 1.41 6.94 5.81 KM#771.1 Paris Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 B 11,493,357 1.13 2.25 KM#771.2 Rouen Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 BB 8,396,005 5.63 KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 D 5,067,712 KM#771.4 Lyon Mint
1856 K 8,670,337 1.69 8.92 KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 MA 10,933,169 0.24 0.90 2.82 11.26 KM#771.6 Marseille Mint (Anchor privy mark)
1856 W 11,258,673 0.60 0.95 2.48 KM#771.7 Lille Mint
1857 A 2,902,500 1.41 KM#771.1 Paris Mint
1857 B 1,375,638 KM#771.2 Rouen Mint
1857 BB 1,070,080 KM#771.3 Strasbourg Mint
1857 K 1,129,359 KM#771.5 Bordeaux Mint
1857 MA 2,003,732 9.57 KM#771.6 Marseille Mint
1857 W 1,762,242 33.79 KM#771.7 Lille Mint

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