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Haiti 1, 2, and 6 Centimes  1828 to 1850
Haiti 1, 2, and 6 Centimes 1828 to 1850

Haiti issued several different small-denomination copper coins from 1828 to 1850. Many of them have the pattern shown in our picture, with the fasces on one side and wreath on the other. A fasces is an axe surrounded by a bundle of rods, and symbolizes strength. The US put a fasces on their old Mercury dimes.

Other patterns exist for these coins. This page applies to coins with fasces and wreaths. Your particular coin may look slightly different than the one shown. As long as it has a fasces and wreath, please keep reading.

CoinQuest thanks Coin House Sesam Basel for use of their coin photo. It is a nice one!

Below you will find approximate catalog values for these coins. They are difficult to find in well preserved condition.

1 (UN) CENTIME
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog values
average circulated: $12
well preserved (like our picture): $50
fully uncirculated: $100
coins dated 1846 are more common, about $6 in average circulated condition
coins dated 1830 and 1849 are worth about $200 in average circulated condition
coins dated 1850 are worth about $150 in average circulated condition

2 (DEUX) CENTIMES
worn: $2 US dollar approximate catalog values
average circulated: $15
well preserved (like our picture): $60
fully uncirculated: $120
coins dated 1846 are more common, about $5 in average circulated condition
coins dated 1849 and 1850 are worth about $120 in average circulated condition

6 (SIX) CENTIMES
worn: $4 US dollar approximate catalog values
average circulated: $20
well preserved (like our picture): $40
fully uncirculated: $110
coins dated 1850 are rare and are worth about $500 in average circulated condition
some 6 centimes add 1/4 of a centime (UN QUART) to the denomination

Please use our Important Terminology page to interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 6612 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: fundreamer1, Thu, 20-Jan-2011 04:01:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 04-Oct-2013 18:56:59 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 24-Sep-2015 14:09:29 GMT
Requester description: 1350 Haiti 2 centimes
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