Essai in tin of the 1 centime (1860), Napoleon I


Obverse
Obverse legend
Reverse legend
Reverse

EMPIRE – FRANCAIS / 1 _ CENTIME _ ESSAI

NAPOLEON – EMPEREUR



Transformed photo of a coin sold by cgb.fr (erasing spots and a slice on the edge for a better visual rendering of the original result), link to the sale and their website: https://www.cgb.fr/1-centime-essai-en-etain-au-portrait-de-napoleon-ier-n-d-vg-ttb50,fmd_091032,a.html.


G F XF 40 AU 58 MS 63 MS 65
1 - - 65 - - -

This coin does not seem to exist in a state of conservation inferior or superior to XF. I add, that the estimate comes from the only sale observed, nevertheless, I estimate that the real value of this coin is much higher. A future sale could reach a much higher price.

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.

Quote of cgb.fr, about this coin: ''Struck auround 1860. Funny document struck on a tin blank. Overse of the half franc F.174 or F.175. Reverse of the 1 centime Napoleon II but the vintage has been removed.''. Here, i classified as obverse, the side described by cgb.fr as reverse.