10 Francs Montesquieu


Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1989
Value 10 Francs (10 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Bimetallic: gold (.750) center in gold (.920) ring (Center in Gold (.750), Paladium (.150), Silver (.100) and Ring in Gold (.920), Silver (.40), Copper (.40))
Weight 12 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 17716
References KM# 969a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

300th Anniversary of the Montesquieu


Bust facing right.

Script: Latin


Engraver: Serge Levet


The face value is surrounded by the motto: "LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ", the whole being crossed out by broad bandsAutomatically translated

Script: Latin



5 sets of splinesAutomatically translated


Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Pessac, France (1973-date)


dolphin Émile Rousseau, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1974-1994)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1989  dolphin 5 000 $ 650 Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Francs (Montesquieu)
Jubilee Auction 60
Lot 2159
Internet Archive
May 14, 2022 UNC USD 532.08
(EUR 491.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Francs (Montesquieu)
Live Auction January 2021
Lot fmd_644749
Internet Archive
Jan 26, 2021 UNC USD 782.84
(EUR 722.40)
(incl. buyer's premium)

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