1 Centime Napoleon III, nude head

Features

Issuer France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1853-1857
Value 1 Centime (0.01)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Bronze
Weight 1 g
Diameter 15 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 1941
Number N# 481
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 775,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Gad# 86,
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
F# 102
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.

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 within circle

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
A
* UN CENTIME *

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
K Bordeaux, France
MA Marseille, France
W Lille, France

Comments

Mint
A=Paris
B=Rouen
BB=Strasbourg
D=Lyon
K=Bordeaux
MA=Marseille
W=Lille

Different for 1853K


Different for 1855


Source : CGB & Eagle68

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1853 A 4 074 687 $ 7.33 $ 29 18% KM# 775.1
1853 B 887 335 5% KM# 775.2
1853 BB 2 557 473 $ 3.14 $ 16 10% KM# 775.3
1853 D 998 049 6% KM# 775.4
1853 K 0.5% KM# 775.5 - horizontal leaf
1853 K 407 000 3% KM# 775.5 - vertical leaf
1853 MA 253 557 2% KM# 775.6
1853 W 3 032 918 $ 5.23 $ 10 8% KM# 775.7
1854 A 2 995 017 13% KM# 775.1
1854 B 1 645 282 3% KM# 775.2
1854 BB 1 447 150 7% KM# 775.3
1854 D 1 511 508 4% KM# 775.4
1854 K 1 238 415 4% KM# 775.5
1854 MA 1 997 747 $ 9.03 10% KM# 775.6
1855 A 5% KM# 775.1 - anchor
1855 A 5 836 804 12% KM# 775.1 - dog
1855 B 1 995 503 6% KM# 775.2 - dog
1855 BB 336 062 3% KM# 775.3 - anchor
1855 D 5% KM# 775.4 - anchor
1855 D 2 465 795 3% KM# 775.4 - dog
1855 K 1 364 335 4% KM# 775.5 - dog
1855 MA 2 856 224 5% KM# 775.6 - dog
1855 W 3% KM# 775.7 - anchor
1855 W 3 101 495 6% KM# 775.7 - dog
1856 A 2 828 167 $ 16 9% KM# 775.1
1856 B 4 376 892 9% KM# 775.2
1856 BB 1 785 745 5% KM# 775.3
1856 D 880 032 1.7% KM# 775.4
1856 K 2 062 095 5% KM# 775.5
1856 MA 236 951 3% KM# 775.6
1856 W 2 706 277 5% KM# 775.7
1857 A 1 999 571 5% KM# 775.1
1857 B 2 970 720 4% KM# 775.2
1857 D 999 880 1.7% KM# 775.4
1857 K 999 890 1.9% KM# 775.5
1857 MA 1 499 790 3% KM# 775.6
1857 W 2 499 734 5% KM# 775.7

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Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36158
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 Undetermined UNC The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Centime (Napoleon III, nude head)
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 2720
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 Undetermined F USD 35.60
(EUR 34.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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