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10 centime coin
  • France
  • 10 centime coin, 1855
  • Where object was made: France
  • metal
  • Object Diameter: 3 cm
    Object Diameter: 1 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert H. Brown Jr.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0258.05

This is a round, copper-colored coin.

On side one it reads: "NAPOLEAN III EMPEREUR 1855."
There is a man's head in profile and he has a goatee.

On side two it reads: "EMPIRE FRANCAIS DIX CENTINES."
There is an image of an eagle clutching arrows or lightning bolts in his talons.