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2 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country 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 01-01-1941
References F# 107,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 103,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
KM# 776
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
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

© Eagle68

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1853 A 657,550 4.44 6.66 11% KM# 776.1
1853 B 538,580 5% KM# 776.2
1853 BB 211,996 16.66 4% KM# 776.3
1853 D 1.0% Big D - KM# 776.4
1853 D 1.8% small D - KM# 776.4
1853 K 116,625 3% KM# 776.5
1853 MA 192,046 1.9% KM# 776.6
1853 W 70,239 44.42 3% KM# 776.7
1854 A 3,360,354 1.67 3.33 19% KM# 776.1
1854 B 1,995,174 7.77 10% KM# 776.2
1854 BB 1,988,420 2.22 5.55 14% KM# 776.3
1854 D 2,523,954 5% Big D, Big lion - KM# 776.4
1854 D 0.7% Big D, small lion
1854 D 2% small D, Big lion - KM# 776.4
1854 D 0.4% small D, small lion
1854 K 1,545,169 6% KM# 776.5
1854 MA 1,282,292 4% KM# 776.6
1854 W 3,401,758 3.33 3.33 17% KM# 776.7
1855 A 3.05 4.44 15% anchor
1855 A 5,126,369 2.78 5.00 16% dog
1855 B 5% anchor
1855 B 1,753,734 4.16 8% dog
1855 BB 3% anchor
1855 BB 2,105,599 3.89 5.55 12% dog
1855 D 4.44 8.33 6% anchor, Big D, Big lion
1855 D 4% anchor, Big D, small lion
1855 D 2% anchor, small D, Big lion
1855 D 1.5% anchor, small D, small lion
1855 D 3,327,859 1.5% 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 1.5% dog, small D, small lion
1855 K 2% anchor
1855 K 1,068,387 3% dog
1855 MA 4.20 9.51 9.51 6% anchor
1855 MA 2,505,761 3% dog
1855 W 939,230 3.33 9% anchor
1856 A 1,737,739 2.60 8.88 10% KM# 776.1
1856 B 4,461,561 2.22 2.22 25% KM# 776.2
1856 BB 1,281,437 6.11 8.33 10% KM# 776.3
1856 K 2,280,342 2.22 4.44 12% KM# 776.5
1856 MA 2,712,188 3.33 8% KM# 776.6
1856 W 2,485,446 3.33 12% KM# 776.7
1857 A 1,249,740 4.44 4.44 9% KM# 776.1
1857 B 1,861,940 6.66 6% KM# 776.2
1857 D 999,880 2% Big D, Big lion - KM# 776.4
1857 D 0.17% Big D, small lion
1857 D 1.5% small D - KM# 776.4
1857 K 749,922 1.8% KM# 776.5
1857 MA 1,249,831 12.22 9.72 4% KM# 776.6
1857 W 2,249,770 2.22 15% KM# 776.7

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