France 1849-A centime

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This is a common date of a type struck 1848-51 at the Paris mint during the Second Republic of France. This type is a revival of a bronze centime struck under the First Republic An 6-An 8. The total mintage is nearly 25 million. The type was superseded in 1853 by the Napoleon III bare head centime (which weighed only 1 gram) and was demonetized in 1856.

Recorded mintage: 8,562,299[1].

Specification: 2 g, bronze, 18 mm diameter, plain edge, design after Augustin Dupré (1748-1833)..

Catalog reference: F.101/2, KM 754.


  • [1]Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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