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Catalog of French coins 1793-1870

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First French Republic (1793-1804)

Ecu=6 livres; Livre=10 sols; Sol=12 deniers; Liard=3 deniers (1793-1794)

coin France 6 livres 1793
6 livres (ecu) Year 2 - 1793

silver
SIX LIVRES / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / LAN II / Wreath
REGNE DE LA LOI / 1793 / Angel writes the Constitution, rooster on the right, fasces on the left
Coin value - $400-600

 

coin France 6 livres 1793
6 livres (ecu) Year 2 - 1793

silver
SIX LIVRES / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / LAN II / Wreath
REGNE DE LA LOI / Angel writes the Constitution, rooster on the right, fasces on the left
Coin value - $?

 

 

coin France 2 sols 1793
2 sols Year 2 - 1793

bronze
2.S. / LIBERTE EGALITE / 1793 / Wreath hung around liberty cap at center of scale
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / LES HOMMES SONT EGAUX DEVANT LA LOI / LAN II
Coin value - $60-80

 

coin France 2 sols 1793
2 sols Year 2 - 1793

bronze
2.S. / LIBERTE EGALITE / Wreath hung around liberty cap at center of scale
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / LES HOMMES SONT EGAUX DEVANT LA LOI / LAN II
Coin value - $80-120

 

 

coin France 1 sol 1793
1 sol Year 2 - 1793

bronze
1.S. / LIBERTE EGALITE / 1793 / Wreath hung around liberty cap at center of scale
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / LES HOMMES SONT EGAUX DEVANT LA LOI / LAN II
Coin value - $30-50

 

coin France 1 sol 1793
1 sol
 Year 2 - 1793
bronze
1.S. / LIBERTE EGALITE / Wreath hung around liberty cap at center of scale
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / LES HOMMES SONT EGAUX DEVANT LA LOI / LAN II
Coin value - $50-80

 

 

Reform 1795
French franc=10 decimes; Decime=10 centimes (1795-1804)

coin France 5 francs 1801
5 francs Year 10 - 1801-1802 (1805-1811)
silver
5 FRANCS L'AN 10 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
UNION ET FORCE / Hercules with the personification of Liberty and Equality
Coin value - $150-200

 

coin France 5 francs 1802
5 francs Year 11 - 1802-1803
silver
5 FRANCS / AN XI / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL / Head right
Coin value - $200-300

 

coin France 5 francs 1803
5 francs Year 12 - 1803-1804
silver
5 FRANCS / AN 12 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL / Head right
Coin value - $200-300

 

 

coin France 2 francs 1803
2 francs Year 12 - 1803-1804
silver
2 FRANCS / AN 12 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL / Head right
Coin value - $300-500

 

 

coin France 1 franc 1802
1 franc Year 11 - 1802-1803
silver
1 FRANC / AN XI / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL / Head right
Coin value - $100-200

 

coin France 1 franc 1803
1 franc Year 12 - 1803-1804
silver
1 FRANC / AN 12 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL / Head right
Coin value - $200-300

 

 

coin France 1/2 franc 1803
1/2 franc Year 12 - 1803-1804
silver
DEMI FRANC / AN 12 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
BONAPARTE PREMIER CONSUL / Head right
Coin value - $300-400

 

 

coin France 1/4 franc 1803
1/4 franc Year 12 - 1803-1804
silver
QUART AN 12 / REP. FRA. / Wreath
BONAPARTE PR. CONSUL / Head right
Coin value - $200-300

 

 

coin France 2 decimes 1795
2 decimes Year 4 - 1795-1796 (1795-1797)

bronze
2 DECIMES L'AN 4 / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head left
Coin value - $100-150

 

 

coin France 1 decime 1795
1 decime Year 4 - 1795-1796 (1795-1797)

bronze
DECIME L'AN 4 / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head left
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 1 decime 1799
1 decime Year 8 - 1799-1800 (1796-1801)

bronze
UN DECIME L'AN 8 / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head left
Coin value - $10-15

 

 

coin France 5 centimes 1795
5 centimes Year 4 - 1795-1796 (1795-1797)
bronze
5 CENTIMES L'AN 4
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head left
Coin value - $15-20

 

coin France 5 centimes 1798
5 centimes Year 7 - 1798-1799 (1797-1801)
bronze
CINQ CENTIMES L'AN 7 / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head left
Coin value - $10-15

 

 

coin France 1 centime 1798
1 centime Year 7 - 1798-1799 (1797-1800)
bronze
UN CENTIME L'AN 7
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head left
Coin value - $8-12

 

 

First French Empire (1804-1814)

French franc=100 centimes

Napoleon I (1804-1814)

coin France 5 francs 1804
5 francs Year 12 - 1803-1804 (1803-1805)
silver
5 FRANCS AN 12 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $100-200

 

coin France 5 francs 1805
5 francs Year 13 - 1804-1805
silver
Monogram below bust
5 FRANCS AN 13 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 5 francs 1806
5 francs 1806 (1806-1808)
silver
5 FRANCS 1806 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 5 francs 1808
5 francs 1808 (1807-1808)
silver
5 FRANCS 1808 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

coin France 5 francs 1809
5 francs 1809 (1809-1814)
silver
5 FRANCS 1809 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

 

coin France 2 francs 1805
2 francs Year 13 - 1804-1805
silver
2 FRANCS AN 13 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

coin France 2 francs 1807
2 francs 1807 (1806-1807)
silver
2 FRANCS 1807 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $300-500

 

coin France 2 francs 1808
2 francs 1808 (1807-1808)
silver
2 FRANCS 1808 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $200-300

 

coin France 2 francs 1809
2 francs 1809 (1809-1814)
silver
2 FRANCS 1809 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

 

coin France 1 franc 1805
1 franc Year 13 - 1804-1805
silver
1 FRANC AN 13 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 1 franc 1806
1 franc 1806 (1806-1807)1806-1807)
silver
1 FRANC 1806 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 1 franc 1808
1 franc 1808 (1807-1808)
silver
1 FRANC 1808 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $80-120

 

coin France 1 franc 1809
1 franc 1809 (1809-1814)09 (1809-1814)
silver
1 FRANC 1809 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $80-120

 

 

coin France 1/2 franc 1805
1/2 franc Year 13 - 1804-1805
silver
DEMI FRANC AN 13 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

coin France 1/2 franc 1806
1/2 franc 1806 (1806-1807)
silver
DEMI FRANC 1806 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

coin France 1/2 franc 1807
1/2 franc 1807 (1807-1808)
silver
DEMI FRANC 1807 / REPUBLIC FRANCAISE / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

coin France 1/2 franc 1809
1/2 franc 1809 (1809-1814)
silver
DEMI FRANC 1809 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $80-120

 

 

coin France 1/4 franc 1805
1/4 franc Year 13 - 1804-1805
silver
QUART AN 13 / REP. FRA. / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

coin France 1/4 franc 1806
1/4 franc 1806 (1806-1807)
silver
QUART 1806 / REP. FRA. / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Head right
Coin value - $150-250

 

coin France 1/4 franc 1807
1/4 franc 1807 (1807-1808)
silver
QUART 1807 / REP. FRA. / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $300-500

 

coin France 1/4 franc 1809
1/4 franc 1809
silver
QUART 1809 / EMP. FRA. / Wreath
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / Laureate head right
Coin value - $300-500

 

 

coin France 10 centimes 1806
10 centimes 1809 (1807-1810)
billon
10 CENT. / NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / 1808
N / Monogram within wreath
Coin value - $8-12

 

 

coin France 5 centimes 1806
5 centimes 1808
copper
5 CENT. / NAPOLEON EMPEREUR / 1808
N / Monogramme dans une couronne
Coin value - $80-120

 

 

First Restoration (1814-1815)

French franc=100 centimes

Louis XVIII (1814-1815)

coin France 5 francs 1815
5 francs 1815 (1814-1815)
silver
PIECE DE 5 FRANCS / 1815 / Crowned arms
LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $100-150

 

 

 

Second French Kingdom (1815-1847)

French franc=100 centimes

Louis XVIII (1815-1824)

coin France 5 francs 1824
5 francs 1824 (1816-1824)
silver
5 F 1824 / Crowned arms
LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 2 francs 1822
2 francs 1822 (1816-1824)
silver
2 F 1822 / Crowned arms
LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 1 franc 1821
1 franc 1821 (1816-1824)
silver
1 F 1821 / Crowned arms
LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $40-60

 

coin France 50 centimes 1822
1/2 franc 1822 (1816-1824)
silver
1/2 F 1822 / Crowned arms
LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $80-100

 

coin France 1/4 franc 1817
1/4 franc 1817 (1817-1824)
silver
1/4 F 1817 / Crowned arms
LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $40-60

 

 

Charles X (1824-1830)

coin France 5 francs 1824
5 francs 1824 (1824-1826)
silver
5 F 1824 / Crowned arms
CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 5 francs 1827
5 francs 1827 (1827-1830)
silver
redesigned portrait
5 F 1827 / Crowned arms
CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $50-80

 

coin France 2 francs 1828
2 francs 1828 (1825-1830)
silver
2 F 1828 / Crowned arms
CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $100-150

 

coin France 1 franc 1829
1 franc 1829 (1825-1830)
silver
1 F 1829 / Crowned arms
CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $40-60

 

coin France 50 centimes 1829
1/2 franc 1829 (1825-1830)
silver
1/2 F 1829 / Crowned arms
CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $30-50

 

coin France 1/4 franc 1830
1/4 franc 1830 (1825-1830)
silver
1/4 F 1830 / Crowned arms
CHARLES X ROI DE FRANCE / Head left
Coin value - $40-60

 

 

Louis Philippe I (1830-1848)

coin France 5 francs 1830
5 francs 1830
silver
5 FRANCS 1830 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE ROI DES FRANCAIS / Head right
Coin value - $80-120

 

coin France 5 francs 1831
5 francs 1831 (1830-1831)
silver
5 FRANCS 1830 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Head right
Coin value - $50-80

 

coin France 5 francs 1833
5 francs 1833 (1831-1848)
silver
5 FRANCS 1833 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Laureate head right
Coin value - $20-40

 

 

coin France 2 francs 1831
2 francs 1831 (1831-1848)
silver
2 FRANCS 1831 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Laureate head right
Coin value - $80-120

 

 

coin France 1 franc 1831
1 franc 1831
silver
1 FRANC 1831 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Head right
Coin value - $200-300

 

coin France 1 franc 1846
1 franc 1846 (1832-1848)
silver
1 FRANC 1846 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Laureate head right
Coin value - $30-50

 

 

coin France 50 centimes 1841
1/2 franc 1841 (1831-1845)
silver
1/2 FRANC 1841 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Laureate head right
Coin value - $20-40

 

coin France 50 centimes 1846
50 centimes 1846 (1845-1848)
silver
50 CENT. 1846 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Laureate head right
Coin value - $20-40

 

 

coin France 1/4 franc 1844
1/4 franc 1844 (1831-1845)
silver
1/4 FRANC 1844 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Laureate head right
Coin value - $20-40

 

coin France 25 centimes 1845
25 centimes 1845 (1845-1848)
silver
25 CENT. 1845 / Wreath
LOUIS PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS / Laureate head right
Coin value - $20-40

 

 

Second French Republic (1848-1852)

French franc=100 centimes

coin France 5 francs 1849
5 francs 1849 (1848-1849)
silver
5 FRANCS 1849 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / Hercules with the personification of Liberty and Equality
Coin value - $25-30

 

coin France 5 francs 1850
5 francs 1850 (1849-1851)
silver
5 FRANCS 1850 / LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head with grain wreath left
Coin value - $30-40

 

coin France 5 francs 1852
5 francs 1852
silver
5 FRANCS 1852 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
LOUIS-MAPOLEON BONAPARTE / Head left
Coin value - $30-40

 

 

coin France 2 francs 1851
2 francs 1851 (1849-1851)
silver
2 FRANCS 1851 / LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head with grain wreath left
Coin value - $100-120

 

 

coin France 1 franc 1949
1 franc 1849 (1849-1851)
silver
1 FRANC 1849 / LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head with grain wreath left
Coin value - $40-60

 

coin France 1 franc 1952
1 franc 1852
silver
1 FRANC 1852 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
LOUIS-MAPOLEON BONAPARTE / Head left
Coin value - $50-80

 

 

coin France 50 centimes 1851
50 centimes 1851 (1849-1851)
silver
50 CENT 1851 / LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head with grain wreath left
Coin value - $40-60

 

coin France 50 centimes 1852
50 centimes 1852
silver
50 CENT 1852 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Wreath
LOUIS-MAPOLEON BONAPARTE / Head left
Coin value - $40-60

 

 

coin France 20 centimes 1850
20 centimes 1850 (1849-1851)
silver
20 CENT 1850 / LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / Wreath
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head with grain wreath left
Coin value - $12-15

 

 

coin France 1 centime 1848
1 centime 1848 (1848-1851)
bronze
UN CENTIME 1848
REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / Liberty head left
Coin value - $3-5

 

 

Second French Empire (1852-1870)

French franc=100 centimes

Napoleon III (1852-1870)

coin France 5 francs 1855
5 francs 1855 (1854-1859)
silver
5 F. / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / 1855 / Crowned and mantled arms
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Head left
Coin value - $70-100

 

coin France 5 francs 1867
5 francs 1867 (1861-1870)
silver
5 F. / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / 1867 / Crowned and mantled arms
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Laureate head left
Coin value - $30-50

 

 

coin France 2 francs 1854
2 francs 1854 (1853-1859)
silver
2 FRANCS 1854 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Wreath
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Head left
Coin value - $300-500

 

coin France 2 francs 1869
2 francs 1869 (1866-1870)
silver
2 F / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / 1869 / Crowned and mantled arms
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Laureate head left
Coin value - $12-15

 

 

coin France 1 franc 1859
1 franc 1859 (1853-1863)
silver
1 FRANC 1859 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Wreath
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Head left
Coin value - $40-60

 

coin France 1 franc 1866
1 franc 1866 (1866-1870)
silver
1 F / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / 1866 / Crowned and mantled arms
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Laureate head left
Coin value - $10-15

 

 

coin France 50 centimes 1860
50 centimes 1860 (1853-1863)
silver
50 CENT 1860 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Wreath
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Head left
Coin value - $40-60

 

coin France 50 centimes 1867
50 centimes 1867 (1864-1869)
silver
50 CENT. 1867 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Crown
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Laureate head left
Coin value - $8-10

 

 

coin France 20 centimes 1853
20 centimes 1853 (1853-1863)
silver
20 CENT 1853 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Wreath
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Head left
Coin value - $40-60

 

coin France 20 centimes 1866
20 centimes 1866 (1864, 1866)
silver
20 CENT 1866 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Crown
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Head left
Coin value - $8-12

 

coin France 20 centimes 1867
20 centimes 1867 (1867-1869)
silver
20 CENT 1867 / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Crown
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / Laureate head left
Coin value - $8-12

 

 

coin France 10 centimes 1855
10 centimes 1855 (1853-1857)
bronze
DIX CENTIMES / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Eagle
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / 1855 / Head left
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin France 10 centimes 1861
10 centimes 1861 (1861-1865)
bronze
DIX CENTIMES / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Eagle
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / 1861 / Laureate Head left
Coin value - $4-8

 

 

coin France 5 centimes 1854
5 centimes 1854 (1853-1857)
bronze
CINQ CENTIMES / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Eagle
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / 1854 / Head left
Coin value - $2-3

 

coin France 5 centimes 1861
5 centimes 1861 (1861-1865)
bronze
CINQ CENTIMES / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Eagle
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / 1861 / Laureate Head left
Coin value - $4-8

 

 

coin France 2 centimes 1855
2 centimes 1855 (1853-1857)
bronze
DEUX CENTIMES / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Eagle
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / 1855 / Head left
Coin value - $3-5

 

coin France 2 centimes 1862
2 centimes 1862 (1861-1862)
bronze
DEUX CENTIMES / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Eagle
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / 1862 / Laureate Head left
Coin value - $4-8

 

 

coin France 1 centime 1853
1 centime 1853 (1853-1857)
bronze
UN CENTIME / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Eagle
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / 1853 / Head left
Coin value - $8-12

 

coin France 1 centime 1861
1 centime 1861 (1861-1870)
bronze
UN CENTIME / EMPIRE FRANCAIS / Eagle
NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR / 1861 / Laureate head left
Coin value - $5-10

 

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