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1 Centime Napoleon III, nude head

Features

Country France - Modern
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
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1941
References F# 102,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 86,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
KM# 775
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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 Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1853 A 4,074,687 8.13 28.72 19% KM# 775.1
1853 B 887,335 6% KM# 775.2
1853 BB 2,557,473 16.26 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 3% KM# 775.6
1853 W 3,032,918 10.84 8% KM# 775.7
1854 A 2,995,017 10.84 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 20.59 10% KM# 775.6
1855 A 5% KM# 775.1 - anchor
1855 A 5,836,804 14.09 13% KM# 775.1 - dog
1855 B 1,995,503 5% KM# 775.2 - dog
1855 B 3% KM# 775.2- anchor, to be confirmed
1855 BB 336,062 2% KM# 775.3 - anchor
1855 BB 1.1% KM# 775.3 - to be confirmed
1855 D 6% KM# 775.4 - anchor
1855 D 2,465,795 3% KM# 775.4 - dog
1855 K 1.3% KM# 775.5 - anchor, to be confirmed
1855 K 1,364,335 4% KM# 775.5 - dog
1855 MA 1.3% KM# 775.6 - anchor, to be confirmed
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 9% KM# 775.1
1856 B 4,376,892 10% KM# 775.2
1856 BB 1,785,745 6% KM# 775.3
1856 D 880,032 1.7% KM# 775.4
1856 K 2,062,095 6% 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 BB 0.6% KM# 775.3 - to be confirmed
1857 D 999,880 2% KM# 775.4
1857 K 999,890 2% KM# 775.5
1857 MA 1,499,790 4% KM# 775.6
1857 W 2,499,734 5% KM# 775.7

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