1792 France Bronze 2 Sols

Lora writes: I think I have a french 2s coin. Description: on one side there is a bust of Louis XVI, around the coin is DESFRANCOIS.W.1792*LOUIS XVI ROI. On the reverse side, there is what looks like a candle with a night cap? on it on either side of the candle there is a 2 […]
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French Louis XV jeton

Bill P. writes: I have what appears to be a French 1 sol billon coin with the garlanded young head of Louis XV facing to the right with the legend “LUD·XV·D·G·FR·ET·NAV·REX” on the obverse. On the reverse is the crowned monogram of Louis consisting of two foliated and intertwined script letters “L” with three interspersed […]
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1855 French 10 Centimes

Sandra L. writes: I have a coin, copper 1855 with Napoleon III on the face and an American eagle with olive branches and arrows in his talons on the reverse and a mint mark W. What is it? You have an 1855 French 10 Centimes. The denomination is on the reverse and expressed as DIX […]
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1864 French Napoleon III 20 Franc

Milan T. writes: I have a coin dating 1864 from France. It’s a 20fr coin. It has “Napoleon III empereur” and “Empire Francais” written on it. Also very small letters saying “Barre”. Please tell me the history of the coin and it’s value. French gold 20 francs from the era of Napoleon III were mostly […]
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