Trial in bronze with module of the Un centime (1851), Napoleon III, with dash

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Transformed photo of a coin sold by (color modification and erasure spots for better visual rendering of the original result), link to the sale and their website:,fmd_147389,a.html.

Année G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
1 1851 - - 80 95 150 -

This coin does not seem to exist in a state of conservation inferior than XF or superior to MS 63.

If you have a more worn copy than the known minimum conservation state, remove aproximately 30 percent for each lower conservation state. In the opposite case, you probably have the best known copy, as long as the coin is not sold, we can not know what price will be obtained in auction.

I found this variant with or without dash between Louis and Napoleon, which is not mentioned in the main reference works. The estimate is therefore currently based on sales which do not yet take into consideration this hitherto unknown variant.