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old coin....???

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:01 am
by Wert
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....???

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:17 am
by la cenne
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. :!:

Re: old coin....???

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:15 am
by Lightw4re
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....???

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:45 pm
by Wert
Lightw8re......It has the same reverse (eagle) side that you have a picture posted.....Not as good as shape as yours though....!!!
Robert

Re: old coin....???

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:36 pm
by Wert
Looks like 30cm ( 1 and 1/8 inch) believe or not.....???....About the size of the old Canadian and English large pennys
Robert

Re: old coin....???

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:29 pm
by Matrat57
Well its a 5 centimes Empire Fran├žais (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

Re: old coin....???

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:18 am
by shenglu
This is the French word EMPEREUR in french.You spelling, you can try Google French coins, look out.

Re: old coin....???

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:38 pm
by Canuck
I have an 1854 D of that one, my oldest coin. Has a lot of wear though.