Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Napoleon III empereur


I have two 10 Centimes coins, one 1864 and one 1855.
The 1864 has a head on the front and a eagle on the reverse.It has som kind of double B below the eagle.It is not worn, all details are sharp.
The 1855 is exactly the same, but the letter below the eagle is a D. It is heavily used.
I also have a 5 centimes from 1854 exactly like the others, but the letter A below the eagle.
The eagle on the reverse is upside down compared to the front head on all three. Is this normal?
Is there any value in these coins?

Thank you!

Hi Anders,
The Worn 1855 D and 1854 A 5 centimes are worth a couple dollars each in well circulated condition. The 1864 BB 10 centimes is a better date and in high grade worth in the $25 to $50 range depending on how it looks. It is difficult to give you an accurate value without seeing a picture of the coin. You can attach a picture to a follow-up question if you want and I can gve you an accurate evaluation of it.
Thanks for the question! =)

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Dmitry Livshits


My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.


Collector of world coins since early childhood. Access to a variety of auction records and reference material. You can also find me on Facebook.

A.S. in Psychology (2006), B.A. in Forensic Psychology (2008), M.A. in Forensic Psychology (2011).

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