France 1853-A centime
The regime of Napoleon III finally carried out plans developed during the 1840's to melt down and remint all the old copper circulating in France, some of it dating back to before the Revolution of 1789. Several branch mints were reopened for this purpose. The existing mints were Paris ("A"), Strasbourg ("BB") and Bordeaux ("K"); the reopened mints were Lille ("W"), Marseilles ("MA"), Rouen ("B") and Lyon ("D"). The one centime is the second rarest of the bronze denominations of Napoleon III, tho none are rare.
Specification: bronze, 1 g, 15 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Jean-Jacques Barré (1793-1855).
Recorded Mintage: 4,074,687, the most common date.
Catalog reference: F.102/1, Gad-86; KM 775.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.
- 1853-A 2 centimes
- 1853-B 2 centimes
- 1853-D 2 centimes
- 1853-A 5 centimes
- 1853-B 5 centimes
- 1853-A 10 centimes
- 1853 10 centimes, visit of the Emperor & Empress to the Bourse at Lille
- 1853-B 10 centimes
- 1853-A 20 centimes
- 1853-A 50 centimes
- 1853-A franc
- 1853-A 2 francs
- 1853-A 20 francs
- 1854-A centime
- Coins and currency dated 1853