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10 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country France - Modern
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1861-1868
Value 10 Centimes (0.1)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Bronze
Weight 10 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1935
References KM# 798,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 253,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 134
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
1865

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

Eagle. Mintmark below.

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
A
* DIX CENTIMES *

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

Comments

Mintmarks A = Paris, BB = Strasbourg, E = Paris probe, K = Bordeaux.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1861 A 3,688,306 1.38 3.05 3.51 KM# 798.1
1861 BB 4,634,355 1.46 4.18 4.18 8.82 KM# 798.2
1861 E Probe - essai
1861 K 4,461,451 1.38 4.43 9.97 KM# 798.3
1862 A 5,463,211 1.11 3.32 11.08 KM# 798.1
1862 BB 4,692,605 0.61 1.11 KM# 798.2
1862 K 5,145,329 1.11 3.88 21.29 KM# 798.3
1863 A 4,196,184 0.70 1.48 5.54 6.65 KM# 798.1
1863 BB 1,716,817 6.65 KM# 798.2
1863 K 4,520,929 2.22 6.09 7.20 KM# 798.3
1864 A 1,556,490 KM# 798.1
1864 BB 2,676,287 1.80 4.67 KM# 798.2
1864 K 3,075,038 2.22 4.43 KM# 798.3
1865 A 1,436,255 3.92 KM# 798.1
1865 BB 4,796,851 1.94 KM# 798.2
1868 ESSAI Probe - essai

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