2 Centimes - Napoleon III

2 Centimes - Napoleon III -  obverse2 Centimes - Napoleon III -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1853-1857
Value 2 Centimes (0.02)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2 g
Diameter 20.2 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 January 1941
Number N# 483
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 107,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 103,
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 776
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR
BARRE
1857

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

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
W
* DEUX 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

2 Centimes - Napoleon III -  obverse

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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

Atelier petit et grand D

Différent petit et grand Lion

Différent Ancre et Chien

Source : CGB&Eagle68

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1853 A 657 550 $ 4.29 $ 4.29 10% KM# 776.1
1853 B 538 580 $ 6.44 5% KM# 776.2
1853 BB 211 996 $ 7.10 $ 10 4% KM# 776.3
1853 D 1.0% Big D - KM# 776.4
1853 D 2% small D - KM# 776.4
1853 K 116 625 $ 23 3% KM# 776.5
1853 MA 192 046 2% KM# 776.6
1853 W 70 239 $ 36 3% KM# 776.7
1854 A 3 360 354 $ 1.61 $ 2.15 19% KM# 776.1
1854 B 1 995 174 $ 1.61 $ 2.15 10% KM# 776.2
1854 BB 1 988 420 $ 2.15 $ 5.25 13% KM# 776.3
1854 D 2 523 954 5% Big D, Big lion - KM# 776.4
1854 D 0.9% Big D, small lion
1854 D 2.0% small D, Big lion - KM# 776.4
1854 D 0.7% small D, small lion
1854 K 1 545 169 5% KM# 776.5
1854 MA 1 282 292 $ 20 $ 32 4% KM# 776.6
1854 W 3 401 758 $ 3.22 $ 3.22 16% KM# 776.7
1855 A $ 2.15 $ 2.68 $ 4.29 15% anchor
1855 A 5 126 369 $ 1.07 $ 2.15 $ 2.68 $ 3.42 15% dog
1855 B 4% anchor
1855 B 1 753 734 $ 3.76 8% dog
1855 BB 3% anchor
1855 BB 2 105 599 $ 3.27 $ 4.29 12% dog
1855 D $ 4.29 $ 19 5% anchor, Big D, Big lion
1855 D 4% anchor, Big D, small lion
1855 D 2% anchor, small D, Big lion
1855 D 1.4% anchor, small D, small lion
1855 D 3 327 859 1.8% dog, Big D, Big lion
1855 D 1.0% dog, Big D, small lion
1855 D 1.3% dog, small D, Big lion
1855 D 1.4% dog, small D, small lion
1855 K 2% anchor
1855 K 1 068 387 3% dog
1855 MA $ 2.76 $ 8.05 5% anchor
1855 MA 2 505 761 3% dog
1855 W 939 230 $ 3.22 9% anchor
1856 A 1 737 739 $ 1.61 $ 3.77 10% KM# 776.1
1856 B 4 461 561 $ 1.61 $ 2.15 $ 2.15 $ 6.63 25% KM# 776.2
1856 BB 1 281 437 $ 5.37 $ 8.15 10% KM# 776.3
1856 K 2 280 342 $ 2.15 $ 2.73 12% KM# 776.5
1856 MA 2 712 188 $ 0.86 $ 4.29 $ 9.66 8% KM# 776.6
1856 W 2 485 446 $ 3.90 $ 3.90 12% KM# 776.7
1857 A 1 249 740 $ 1.61 $ 2.15 $ 4.29 9% KM# 776.1
1857 B 1 861 940 $ 2.68 $ 3.22 6% KM# 776.2
1857 D 999 880 2% Big D, Big lion - KM# 776.4
1857 D 0.5% Big D, small lion
1857 D 1.3% small D - KM# 776.4
1857 K 749 922 1.8% KM# 776.5
1857 MA 1 249 831 4% KM# 776.6
1857 W 2 249 770 $ 1.12 $ 2.15 $ 3.22 14% KM# 776.7

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Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232020
Lot 62271
Internet Archive
May 13, 2020 Undetermined UNC
(NGC MS64 Brown)
USD 109.00
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