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5 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country France - Modern
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1853-1857
Value 5 Centimes (0.05)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1935
References KM# 777, Gad# 152, F# 116
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1853 A 14,145,950 0.90 2.93 6.10 KM#777.1
1853 B 4,589,667 1.55 19.97 KM#777.2
1853 BB 4,196,728 4.44 3.32 KM#777.3
1853 D 5,209,981 3.33 2.22 KM#777.4
1853 K 1,868,510 8.88 KM#777.5
1853 MA 1,866,267 KM#777.6
1853 W 5,520,174 2.50 3.33 KM#777.7
1854 A 28,739,904 0.93 2.22 5.55 24.96 KM#777.1
1854 B 16,354,246 1.11 1.89 13.87 KM#777.2
1854 BB (fr) F. 116/11 - km#777.3 - Grande abeille
1854 BB 20,511,963 1.28 3.88 6.10 KM#777.3
1854 D 18,592,748 1.95 2.36 3.23 KM#777.4
1854 K 13,686,788 1.88 4.02 5.55 KM#777.5
1854 MA 14,817,532 1.66 3.33 KM#777.6
1854 W 14,988,485 1.11 1.52 KM#777.7
1855 A 15,945,210 0.95 1.93 3.36 KM#777.1 (Anchor)
1855 A 10,881,347 1.11 2.86 5.94 KM#777.1 (Dog)
1855 B 12,816,484 1.11 2.36 KM#777.2 (Anchor)
1855 B 5,454,664 1.11 1.66 KM#777.2 (Dog)
1855 BB 10,925,770 2.22 2.77 KM#777.3 (Anchor)
1855 BB 5,996,710 1.11 KM#777.3 (Dog)
1855 D KM#777.4 (Anchor, Large "D")
1855 D 8,134,370 9.99 KM#777.4 (Anchor, Small "D")
1855 D 2.22 KM#777.4 (Dog, Large "D")
1855 D 5,919,360 KM#777.4 (Dog, Small "D")
1855 K 10,398,771 KM#777.5 (Anchor)
1855 K 5,259,710 3.33 KM#777.5 (Dog)
1855 MA 10,572,253 1.66 19.97 KM#777.6 (Anchor)
1855 MA 4,821,260 4.33 12.20 KM#777.6 (Dog)
1855 W 6,299,653 4.44 2.77 KM#777.7 (Anchor)
1855 W 11,158,108 1.00 KM#777.7 (Dog)
1856 A 26,091,489 0.90 4.30 3.65 KM#777.1
1856 B 14,714,480 1.11 4.72 KM#777.2
1856 BB 10,622,652 0.90 3.38 KM#777.3
1856 D 2.77 KM#777.4 (Large "D")
1856 D 7,766,549 3.33 KM#777.4 (Small "D")
1856 K 14,975,880 1.11 KM#777.5
1856 MA 16,819,474 0.96 3.33 2.37 KM#777.6
1856 W 15,586,580 0.38 1.08 2.45 KM#777.7
1857 A 5,338,204 7.21 KM#777.1
1857 B 1,843,090 33.84 KM#777.2
1857 BB 1,410,378 KM#777.3
1857 D KM#777.4 (Large "D")
1857 D 1,433,190 KM#777.4 (Small "D")
1857 K 2,018,664 0.89 KM#777.5
1857 MA 4,187,539 20.53 KM#777.6
1857 W 1,582,420 KM#777.7

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