20 Francs - Napoleon III

Features

Issuer France
Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1861-1870
Value 20 Francs (20)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 6.45161 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17 February 2005
Number N# 6718
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 532,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
KM# 801,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Fr# 585,
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA.
Maz# 1450,
Jean Mazard; 1965. Histoire monétaire et numismatique contemporaine 1790-1963 / Tome 1. 1790-1848. Sabine Bourgey, Paris, France.
And 1 more volumes.
Gad# 1062
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Lettering: NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR

Translation: Napoleon III Emperor

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

Lettering:
EMPIRE FRANÇAIS
20 FR
1868

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

Lettering: ***** DIEU* PROTEGE* LA* FRANCE

Translation: God Protects France

Mints

A Paris, France (864-1973)
BB Strasbourg, France

Comments

Some coins were countermarked with "SEDAN" after France defeat against German troops at Sedan.

image by Kettti - ex Künker 323 - 2665

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1861 A 2 607 054 $ 278 11% KM# 801.1
1861 BB 1 355 427 1.6% KM# 801.2
1862 A 4 883 223 $ 255 $ 328 12% KM# 801.1
1862 A 1.8% Large A - KM# 801.1
1862 BB 2 880 244 6% KM# 801.2
1863 A 3 870 706 $ 295 11% KM# 801.1
1863 BB 4 752 567 $ 238 $ 329 12% KM# 801.2
1864 A 7 202 537 $ 239 $ 316 17% KM# 801.1
1864 BB 3 323 192 $ 340 6% KM# 801.2
1864 BB 2% Large BB - KM# 801.2
1865 A 2 876 232 $ 300 $ 334 14% KM# 801.1
1865 BB 3 204 612 $ 261 $ 357 11% KM# 801.2
1866 A 6 915 459 $ 264 $ 317 13% KM# 801.1
1866 BB 6 862 213 $ 264 $ 270 13% KM# 801.2
1867 A 2 923 024 $ 264 12% KM# 801.1
1867 BB 4 516 330 $ 317 $ 325 11% KM# 801.2
1867 BB 2.0% Large BB - KM# 801.2
1868 A 9 281 061 $ 306 $ 317 19% KM# 801.1
1868 BB 4 810 782 $ 278 $ 340 10% KM# 801.2
1869 A 4 046 294 8% KM# 801.1
1869 BB 7 316 553 $ 264 $ 340 13% KM# 801.2
1869 BB $ 340 3% Large BB - KM# 801.2
1870 A 864 873 4% KM# 801.1
1870 BB 1 852 567 $ 249 6% KM# 801.2

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