Centime: coin of French Empire; 1/100 franc

CENTIME: COIN OF FRANCE (1795-2001)

10 centimes, 1808: French Empire

10 centimes, 1808: French Empire

Ruler: Napoléon Bonaparte — Emperor of the French; military and political leader (interesting: Napoleon I Bonaparte over the years of his life managed to visit at different times general, consul, emperor, president, king, protector, mediator, duke...).

NAPOLEON EMPEREUR: Napoleon Emperor.

Sign "W" and caduceus (winged stick, wrapped in snakes — an attribute of Hermes/Mercury in mythology) as the symbols of the mint.

Calligraphic signature of the engraver Pierre-Joseph Tiolier.

Napoleon's monogram (symbol "N") under the imperial crown.

Mintage: 1.575.410.

Lille mint.

  • Silver (0.200): 19 mm - 1.9 g
  • Reference price: 13$

COIN CENTIME — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. FRENCH REPUBLIC (1795-1804, 1848-1852, 1870-1940, 1946-2001) + FRENCH EMPIRE (1804-1814, 1852-1870) + VICHY FRANCE (1940-1944) + PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC (1944-1946): centime = 1/100 franc
  2.  KINGDOM OF BELGIUM (1832-2001): centime = 1/100 franc 
  3. GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG (1854-1972): centime = 1/100 franc 
  4. PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO (1837-1995): centime = 1/100 franc 
  5. CANTON OF GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (1839-1847): centime = 1/100 franc 
  6. FRENCH PROTECTORATE OF CAMBODIA (1860) + KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA (1953): centime = 1/100 franc, centime = 1/100 riel 
  7. PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA (1964-1988): centime = 1/100 dinar
  8. FRENCH PROTECTORATE IN MOROCCO (1921-1945): centime = 1/100 franc 
  9. FRENCH PROTECTORATE OF TUNISIA (1891-1945): centime = 1/100 franc 
  10. CONGO FREE STATE (1887-1908) + BELGIAN CONGO (1909-1955): centime = 1/100 franc 
  11. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (2002): centime = 1/100 franc 
  12. FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA (1942-1943): centime = 1/100 franc 
  13. FRENCH CAMEROON (1924-1943): centime = 1/100 franc 
  14. FRENCH MADAGASCAR (1943): centime = 1/100 franc 
  15. FRENCH TOGOLAND (1924-1926): centime = 1/100 franc 
  16. REPUBLIC OF HAITI (1813-…): centime = 1/100 gourde 
  17. FRENCH GUADELOUPE (1903-1921): centime = 1/100 franc 
  18. FRENCH MARTINIQUE (1897-1922): centime = 1/100 franc 
  19. NEW CALEDONIA (1949): centime = 1/100 franc 
  20. FRENCH OCEANIA (1949): centime = 1/100 franc 
  21. FRENCH POLYNESIA (1965): centime = 1/100 franc
SAARLAND, CONGO REPUBLIC, STATE OF KATANGA, RÉUNION, EQUATORIAL AFRICAN STATES, CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, DAHOMEY, REPUBLIC OF BENIN, BURKINA FASO, REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI, GABONESE REPUBLIC, REPUBLIC OF GUINEA, REPUBLIC OF GUINEA-BISSAU, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, FRENCH WEST AFRICA, WEST AFRICAN STATES, REPUBLIC OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE, REPUBLIC OF MALI, REPUBLIC OF THE NIGER, REPUBLIC OF RWANDA, RWANDA-BURUNDI, REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL, FRENCH SOMALILAND, FRENCH TERRITORY OF THE AFARS AND THE ISSAS, REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI, REPUBLIC OF CHAD, SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON, NEW HEBRIDES: without coins

Centime is one of the most common coin names of all times and peoples (along with cents, dollars, centavos...).


Centime (from the Latin "Centesimus" — "Hundredth, one hundredth") is a French analogue of the coin "cent"; the most common name of change coins in French-speaking countries.