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France 1, 2, 5, and 10 Centimes  1852 to 1865
France 1, 2, 5, and 10 Centimes 1852 to 1865

This pattern with Napoleon appears on bronze French coins from 1852 to 1865. Below you will find a run-down that gives approximate catalog values for each denomination. Use our Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values. The *better date* coins below are worth a little more than the common coins shown. Multiply catalog values by two to get approximate *better date* prices.

1 (UN) CENTIME (14 mm diameter)
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $8
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $70
Better date and mint marks are: 1854B, 1855B, 1855BB, 1856BB, 1855K, 1855A, 1856A, 1857A

2 (DEUX) CENTIMES (19 mm diameter)
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $20
Better date and mint marks are: 1853A, 1853B, 1853BB, 1853K, 1853MA, 1853W, and all dates with D mint marks

5 (CINQ) CENTIMES (24 mm diameter)
worn: $4 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $50
Better date and mint marks are: 1857A, 1857B, 1857BB, 1855K, 1857K, 1855MA, 1857MA, 1857W, and all dates with D mint marks

10 (DIX) CENTIMES (28 mm diameter)
worn: $5 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $12
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $100
Better date and mint marks are: 1857B, 1857BB, 1855D, 1852A, 1853K, 1854K, 1855K, 1857K, 1853MA, 1857MA, 1857W, 1864A

Coin: 1117 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: karine, Tue, 25-Aug-2009 14:27:00 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 15-Feb-2014 13:19:57 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 08-Sep-2015 01:44:03 GMT
Requester description: 1855 Napoleon III Empereur 1855, profile of face with goethe other face of the coin: empereur francais, cinq centimes picture of an eagle, under it the letter A
Tags: france 1 2 5 10 centimes centime gaul francaises francais french rf francaise francie franciaise franciase francai fran fracaise cmes napoleon iii empereur emperor goethe cinq eagle letter monogram napolean napoleonic napoleone napoleanic emp imperator empress emperer imperatore emperuer emporer emperur emperio emperado emperador empreradur emperator imperat cinco cinque eaglets egals egal eagles eagel script inscription monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials circle beads dot un deux gothe gohte gotee beard dix circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed beaded period dotted beading point periods dots points bead vna uno una vn tee goty goatee whiskers beared bearded whisker beareded wiskers hair arrow hawk falcon pearl hairdo hairline arrowheads arrows pearls

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