old coin....???

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Wert
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old coin....???

Post by Wert » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:01 am

Hi
Have coin from 1856, not in the best of shape, but don't know where it came from....???...Does any one recognize it...???
Robert

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Re: old coin....???

Post by la cenne » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:17 am

Do you have a picture of the reverse.This is French as the word EMPEREUR is spelled in french.You could try to google french coins and see what comes out of it. :!:

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Re: old coin....???

Post by Lightw4re » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:15 am

Is it a 5, 10, 20 centimes?

Here's a similar coin :

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And the reverse :
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Re: old coin....???

Post by Wert » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:45 pm

Lightw8re......It has the same reverse (eagle) side that you have a picture posted.....Not as good as shape as yours though....!!!
Robert

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Post by Wert » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:36 pm

Looks like 30cm ( 1 and 1/8 inch) believe or not.....???....About the size of the old Canadian and English large pennys
Robert

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Post by Matrat57 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:29 pm

Well its a 5 centimes Empire Français (French empire). Just type it in google and you will have the whole description of the coin, number of strikes, weight, composition, value etc. It should be easy to find. You can try numista.fr I'm pretty sure everything you wanna know is there. They don't tell the value but usually you can check on Ebay or delcampe.fr

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Re: old coin....???

Post by shenglu » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:18 am

This is the French word EMPEREUR in french.You spelling, you can try Google French coins, look out.

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Re: old coin....???

Post by Canuck » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:38 pm

I have an 1854 D of that one, my oldest coin. Has a lot of wear though.

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