5 Francs - Napoleon III

Features

Issuer France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1862-1869
Value 5 Francs (5)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 1.6129 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17 February 2005
Number N# 5308
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 502,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 1002,
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 803
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

The bust of Napoleon III facing right

Lettering:
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR
BARRE

Translation:
Napoleon III Emperor
Barre

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

The value above the date in a wreath

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
5
FRANCS
1864
A

Translation:
French Empire
5
Francs
1864
A

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

Milled

Mints

A Paris, France (864-date)
BB Strasbourg, France

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1862 A 1 177 494 8% KM# 803.1
1862 BB 882 075 8% KM# 803.2
1862 E 0% KM#803.1; essai, prooflike (to be confirmed)
1863 A 1 513 729 15% KM# 803.1
1863 BB 1 103 564 10% KM# 803.2
1864 A 2 239 561 $ 113 $ 146 15% (fr) F. 502/5 - KM# 803.1
1864 BB 999 564 9% KM# 803.2
1865 A 824 020 6% (fr) F. 502/7 - KM# 803.1
1865 BB 866 578 14% KM# 803.2
1866 A 1 948 610 $ 91 12% KM# 803.1
1866 BB 1 348 496 10% KM# 803.2
1867 A 1 024 417 19% (fr) F. 502/11 - KM# 803.1
1867 BB 1 508 175 5% (fr) F. 502/12 - KM# 803.2
1868 A 1 864 491 12% KM# 803.1
1868 BB 723 254 $ 113 9% KM# 803.2
1868 E 0% Prooflike (to be confirmed)
1869 BB 288 000 0% KM# 803.2

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