5 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Issuer 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
Number N# 485
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 116,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 152,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 777
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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

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

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 0.35 0.95 2.13 3.52 59 18% KM#777.1
1853 B 4 589 667 1.17 2.66 21 10 7% KM#777.2
1853 BB 4 196 728 1.07 2.78 13 4.29 6% KM#777.3
1853 D 5 209 981 1.76 3.52 2.35 7% KM#777.4
1853 K 1 868 510 5.86 3% KM#777.5
1853 MA 1 866 267 18 3% KM#777.6
1853 W 5 520 174 2.35 3.79 8.21 8% KM#777.7
1854 A 28 739 904 0.80 0.94 2.35 5.86 13 26% KM#777.1
1854 B 16 354 246 0.59 1.17 2.35 5.36 15% KM#777.2
1854 BB 35 2% (fr) F. 116/11 - km#777.3 - Grande abeille
1854 BB 20 511 963 1.07 1.17 2.35 5.00 14% KM#777.3
1854 D 18 592 748 0.59 1.17 2.35 3.82 15% KM#777.4
1854 K 13 686 788 1.17 1.36 2.35 5.86 12% KM#777.5
1854 MA 14 817 532 0.59 1.17 2.35 5.32 11% KM#777.6
1854 W 14 988 485 0.49 1.17 2.24 4.46 3.61 13% KM#777.7
1855 A 15 945 210 0.59 1.17 1.52 3.20 17% KM#777.1 (Anchor)
1855 A 10 881 347 0.59 1.17 2.33 4.29 5.95 12% KM#777.1 (Dog)
1855 B 12 816 484 1.29 2.65 3.52 10% KM#777.2 (Anchor)
1855 B 5 454 664 1.17 2.24 5.36 8% KM#777.2 (Dog)
1855 BB 10 925 770 0.59 0.94 2.35 6.86 41 11% KM#777.3 (Anchor)
1855 BB 5 996 710 0.23 1.17 3.52 6% KM#777.3 (Dog)
1855 D 0.06 1.43 12 6.81 4% KM#777.4 (Anchor, Large "D")
1855 D 8 134 370 9.38 4% KM#777.4 (Anchor, Small "D")
1855 D 1.17 2.35 0.94 2.40 6% KM#777.4 (Dog, Large "D")
1855 D 5 919 360 1.2% KM#777.4 (Dog, Small "D")
1855 K 10 398 771 1.17 1.17 3.51 9% KM#777.5 (Anchor)
1855 K 5 259 710 3.52 7.04 5% KM#777.5 (Dog)
1855 MA 10 572 253 0.16 2.08 2.72 9.38 8% KM#777.6 (Anchor)
1855 MA 4 821 260 8.21 14 4% KM#777.6 (Dog)
1855 W 6 299 653 0.14 1.17 2.65 1.17 8% KM#777.7 (Anchor)
1855 W 11 158 108 0.12 1.76 2.08 2.35 9% KM#777.7 (Dog)
1856 A 26 091 489 0.59 0.96 1.76 2.94 23% KM#777.1
1856 B 14 714 480 0.08 1.01 2.35 6.86 14% KM#777.2
1856 BB 10 622 652 1.17 1.11 3.95 3.89 11% KM#777.3
1856 D 2.35 4.69 7.04 5% KM#777.4 (Large "D")
1856 D 7 766 549 3.52 3% KM#777.4 (Small "D")
1856 K 14 975 880 1.17 2.11 2.54 1.30 13% KM#777.5
1856 MA 16 819 474 0.75 1.03 3.52 2.81 11% KM#777.6
1856 W 15 586 580 0.59 1.17 2.35 2.53 15% KM#777.7
1857 A 5 338 204 0.74 3.48 3.52 8% KM#777.1
1857 B 1 843 090 0.63 59 1.8% KM#777.2
1857 BB 1 410 378 0.9% KM#777.3
1857 D 1.1% KM#777.4 (Large "D")
1857 D 1 433 190 0.8% KM#777.4 (Small "D")
1857 K 2 018 664 2.35 2.19 3% KM#777.5
1857 MA 4 187 539 1.35 12 5.86 4% KM#777.6
1857 W 1 582 420 1.17 25 2% KM#777.7

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