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Dear Barry, i have a napoleon 111 dix centimes coin in pretty good condition 1854 with the mint mark letter k on turning the coin over the eagle with spread wings is upside down. i presume this is a minting error and was wondering if this would add value to the coin and if so how much would you say it would be worth? Many thanks Big dave

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Hi Big Dave, nothing unusual here; it's called inverse alignment (sometimes also known as 'up/down' alignment) and it is how French coins were minted at this time. So - no big value add there. The coin itself was minted in Bordeaux (the K mintmark). 7.1 million were made in 1854 in Bordeaux and it has a value of around 7-10. Unfortunately you'll have to keep doing the lottery for the time being.
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barry

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Renowned technology and business copywriter as well as established specialist in British and French coins; of any period for British but post 1780-ish for French; and any denomination....Origins and history of British silver coins (crowns, halfcrowns and florins) primarily from the reign of Charles I onwards. Matters relating to their value, saleability, condition, desirability and related issues. Broadly speaking I am pretty clued-up on most European coins too. Not American coins at all.

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Passionately involved in British coins for over 15 years.

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Educated to Bachelor of Arts (with honours) degree level in English and European Literature.

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