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5 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1853-1857
Value 5 Centimes (0.05)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1935
References F# 116,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 152,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 777
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR
BARRE
1857

Translation:
NAPOLEON III EMPEROR
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

Eagle facing right with mint letter below, inside beaded circle. Lettering around outside, value lettering below.

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
A
* CINQ CENTIMES *

Translation:
FRENCH EMPIRE
A
* FIVE 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

Comments

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1853 A 14,145,950 0.94 3.49 5.82 58.16 18% KM#777.1
1853 B 4,589,667 1.65 2.64 20.94 10.28 7% KM#777.2
1853 BB 4,196,728 0.78 4.65 11.63 5.44 6% KM#777.3
1853 D 5,209,981 3.49 2.33 7% KM#777.4
1853 K 1,868,510 9.31 3% KM#777.5
1853 MA 1,866,267 17.45 3% KM#777.6
1853 W 5,520,174 2.33 4.26 8.14 8% KM#777.7
1854 A 28,739,904 0.78 0.93 2.08 5.32 13.21 26% KM#777.1
1854 B 16,354,246 0.23 1.16 1.52 5.32 15% KM#777.2
1854 BB 34.89 3% (fr) F. 116/11 - km#777.3 - Grande abeille
1854 BB 20,511,963 0.93 1.16 2.33 6.34 14% KM#777.3
1854 D 18,592,748 0.58 1.16 2.33 3.49 15% KM#777.4
1854 K 13,686,788 1.16 1.61 2.62 5.82 12% KM#777.5
1854 MA 14,817,532 1.16 2.33 5.82 11% KM#777.6
1854 W 14,988,485 0.07 1.16 2.22 4.42 12% KM#777.7
1855 A 15,945,210 1.00 1.63 3.18 17% KM#777.1 (Anchor)
1855 A 10,881,347 1.16 2.31 4.26 12% KM#777.1 (Dog)
1855 B 12,816,484 1.28 2.63 2.91 10% KM#777.2 (Anchor)
1855 B 5,454,664 1.16 2.33 5.32 8% KM#777.2 (Dog)
1855 BB 10,925,770 0.56 1.16 3.49 5.14 40.71 11% KM#777.3 (Anchor)
1855 BB 5,996,710 1.16 10.47 5% KM#777.3 (Dog)
1855 D 1.42 11.63 4% KM#777.4 (Anchor, Large "D")
1855 D 8,134,370 11.63 4% KM#777.4 (Anchor, Small "D")
1855 D 2.33 5% KM#777.4 (Dog, Large "D")
1855 D 5,919,360 1.1% KM#777.4 (Dog, Small "D")
1855 K 10,398,771 0.66 1.16 3.49 9% KM#777.5 (Anchor)
1855 K 5,259,710 3.49 5% KM#777.5 (Dog)
1855 MA 10,572,253 0.16 2.33 5.82 5.32 8% KM#777.6 (Anchor)
1855 MA 4,821,260 0.93 13.96 4% KM#777.6 (Dog)
1855 W 6,299,653 0.58 1.16 2.63 1.16 8% KM#777.7 (Anchor)
1855 W 11,158,108 0.06 1.16 2.33 2.33 9% KM#777.7 (Dog)
1856 A 26,091,489 0.58 0.93 2.33 2.65 23% KM#777.1
1856 B 14,714,480 0.08 1.00 3.49 14% KM#777.2
1856 BB 10,622,652 0.58 1.06 2.33 3.49 11% KM#777.3
1856 D 2.33 5.82 5% KM#777.4 (Large "D")
1856 D 7,766,549 3.49 3% KM#777.4 (Small "D")
1856 K 14,975,880 1.16 2.06 2.33 13% KM#777.5
1856 MA 16,819,474 1.02 3.49 2.79 11% KM#777.6
1856 W 15,586,580 0.58 1.16 2.56 2.91 15% KM#777.7
1857 A 5,338,204 3.49 4.80 8% KM#777.1
1857 B 1,843,090 58.16 1.8% KM#777.2
1857 BB 1,410,378 0.9% KM#777.3
1857 D 1.0% KM#777.4 (Large "D")
1857 D 1,433,190 0.8% KM#777.4 (Small "D")
1857 K 2,018,664 2.33 2.18 3% KM#777.5
1857 MA 4,187,539 17.45 8.14 4% KM#777.6
1857 W 1,582,420 34.89 2% KM#777.7

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