5 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1861-1865
Value 5 Centimes (0.05)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 1.13 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-01-1935
Number N# 486
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 117,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 155,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 797
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
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

Mints

A Paris, France (864-date)
BB Strasbourg, France
K Bordeaux, France
MA Marseille, France
W Lille, France

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1861 A 8 137 339 0.59 1.57 5.93 8.31 22% KM#797.1
1861 BB 7 123 913 1.19 1.19 4.09 8.31 17% KM#797.2
1861 E 0.4% Probe - essai
1861 K 6 737 928 0.76 1.78 3.56 1.19 19% KM#797.3
1862 A 4 019 432 0.08 1.19 1.70 5.34 6.59 25% KM#797.1
1862 BB 8 583 899 0.97 1.19 2.46 5.91 20% KM#797.2
1862 K 6 909 154 1.19 1.19 4.75 3.56 22% KM#797.3
1863 A 12 128 389 0.59 1.07 2.37 2.97 8.31 20% KM#797.1
1863 BB 3 489 688 2.63 2.37 5.93 17.80 12% KM#797.2
1863 K 9 437 336 11.87 9.49 29.67 9% KM#797.3
1864 A 3 053 076 0.77 2.97 7.12 14.24 14% KM#797.1
1864 BB 4 993 074 0.57 1.47 4.09 4.28 25% KM#797.2
1864 K 5 831 202 2.37 4.09 2.37 16% KM#797.3
1865 A 2 206 170 1.19 5.93 53.88 10% KM#797.1
1865 BB 7 225 750 2.41 1.54 10% KM#797.2

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