1856 Napoleon III

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  1. Linda Shierling

    Linda Shierling You Tarzan...Me Jane

    Fix Centimes 1856 Napoleon III. Anyone know value Or any information at all? 15026016550961486877170.jpg 1502601718595787883012.jpg 15026017503201871214750.jpg 1502601769159231033356.jpg 1502601793495265192531.jpg 15026018242361383941809.jpg
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  3. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    These were minted in France from 1853-1857 from 5g of Bronze. The W under the bird on the reverse it the mint mark for Lille. Value is around $1. Nice coin.
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  4. Galen59

    Galen59 Gott helfe mir

    Dix 10 centimes.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    This one at least is real. Some of the stuff you've posted this morning (1757 peace medal, etc) has been fake.

    This one got well worn, but they often did. They are typically encountered in lower grade like this.

    It says DIX (for "ten"), not FIX, but autocorrect probably made you type "Fix", huh? (My tablet's autocorrect loves to "help" me with stuff like that. Grrr.)

    Here is the NGC/Krause data.

    Your coin grades around AG3, so as such, this is the sort of coin I used to sell in my 3/$1 bin when I was a small dealer.

    Nevertheless, it is a historical coin over 160 years old, so even when those aren't worth much (as is the case here), they still are appealing. Plus, there's the largish size, the handsome portrait of Napoleon III, and that great eagle holding thunderbolts. You've gotta like that.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    BTW, here is what a Mint State example of the type looks like.

    (Not my coin, but I've had some.)

    Nice looking design, huh?

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  7. Linda Shierling

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  8. George McClellan

    George McClellan Active Member

    Ye could find these in the junk boxes here in Ken-Tuk-Ay a few years ago...
    as well as a few "L'an".
    One speculates [with just one URL ever seen for corroboration] that...
    "hard money" is Hard Money...
    ...and indeed these Nappy-Threes may well have been circulated hereabouts...
    especially when loose change got scarce...
    ...during the War of Northern Aggression.:D
  9. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I've never heard the term, "Nappy Threes" before, but is a great slang term. I'm sure they circulated here before 1857, and probably for a while after the Civil War.
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  10. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    If I may, it was actually 10 grams for the 10 centimes
    and 5 grams for the 5 centimes

    and guess what !
    2 grams for the 2 cts and 1 gram for the 1 ct

    :) Q
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  11. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Easy math:) For the AV coinage the math is not as simple:happy:
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