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5 Centimes - Napoleon III

Features

Country France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1861-1865
Value 5 Centimes (0.05)
Metal 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 1.12 2.25 7.86 2.26 KM#797.1
1861 BB 7,123,913 0.56 1.12 7.86 9.55 KM#797.2
1861 E 4.26 Probe - essai
1861 K 6,737,928 0.92 3.37 3.65 2.04 KM#797.3
1862 A 4,019,432 1.12 3.93 9.83 KM#797.1
1862 BB 8,583,899 1.12 5.61 KM#797.2
1862 K 6,909,154 1.03 6.51 9.62 KM#797.3
1863 A 12,128,389 1.01 3.37 1.25 KM#797.1
1863 BB 3,489,688 3.37 11.79 KM#797.2
1863 K 9,437,336 25.92 KM#797.3
1864 A 3,053,076 1.12 6.18 KM#797.1
1864 BB 4,993,074 1.68 9.55 KM#797.2
1864 K 5,831,202 1.68 3.37 KM#797.3
1865 A 2,206,170 1.83 KM#797.1
1865 BB 7,225,750 1.46 KM#797.2

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