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5 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country France - Modern
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1861-1865
Value 5 Centimes (0.05)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.13 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1935
References KM# 797, Gad# 155, F# 117
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
1864

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Reverse

Eagle. Mintmark below.

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
K
* CINQ CENTIMES *

Engraver: Désiré-Albert Barre

Albert Désiré Barre, was a French engraver, medalist, and the 18th Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint from 27 February 1855 to his death. He was the son of Jacques-Jean Barre who preceded him as the Chief Engraver. His brother Jean-Auguste Barre, a French sculptor and medalist, succeeded him as Chief Engraver after his death.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: Mintmarks A = Paris, BB = Strasbourg, K = Bordeaux, MA = Marseille, W = Lille.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1861 A 8,137,339 1.66 2.22 11.10 2.23 KM#797.1
1861 BB 7,123,913 0.55 1.11 7.77 9.43 KM#797.2
1861 E 4.21 Probe - essai
1861 K 6,737,928 0.91 2.77 3.61 1.42 KM#797.3
1862 A 4,019,432 1.11 3.88 9.91 KM#797.1
1862 BB 8,583,899 1.11 5.55 KM#797.2
1862 K 6,909,154 1.11 5.55 9.50 KM#797.3
1863 A 12,128,389 0.99 3.33 1.23 KM#797.1
1863 BB 3,489,688 3.33 11.65 KM#797.2
1863 K 9,437,336 25.61 KM#797.3
1864 A 3,053,076 1.11 6.66 KM#797.1
1864 BB 4,993,074 1.66 9.43 KM#797.2
1864 K 5,831,202 1.94 2.22 KM#797.3
1865 A 2,206,170 1.81 KM#797.1
1865 BB 7,225,750 1.44 KM#797.2

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