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France 10 Centimes  1807 to 1810
France 10 Centimes 1807 to 1810

This may be your coin, Cory. It's a French 10 centimes from the first Napoleonic Empire. Most of these that you see are pretty well worn and hard to read. The coin is made of billon which is a combination of copper and silver, mostly copper. The metal tends to corrode easily.

There are various mint marks for this coin, and the value depends on the mint mark, particularly in well preserved coins. The listings below give catalog values and a few of the special dates and mint marks. If you have a nice looking, well preserved piece with any date an mint mark, seek out a knowledgeable collector or coin dealer for an in-person appraisal.

MOST DATES AND MINT MARKS:
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $150

SPECIAL DATES AND MINT MARKS (values for well preserved condition):
1807A: $500
1808B: $150
1808H: $150
1808T: $200
1809T: $100
1810T: $150

As always on CoinQuest, apply the concepts on our Terminology page when determining actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 13215 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Cory, Fri, 07-Dec-2012 22:29:47 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 18-May-2013 14:41:32 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 23-Nov-2014 22:39:45 GMT
Requester description: front it has a raised crown with the letter N underneath reverse side it says napoleon 1. EL
Tags: france 10 centimes centime gaul francaises francais french rf francaise francie franciaise franciase fance francai fran fracaise cmes front crown letter napoleon 1 el crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera leters letters lettering lettered napolean napoleonic napoleone napoleanic lel ribbon monogram monograms initial initals calligraphy initials

  

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