10 Francs - Jean

10 Francs - Jean -  obverse10 Francs - Jean -  reverse

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Features

Country Luxembourg
Grand duke Jean (1964-2000)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1971-1980
Value 10 Francs (10 LUF)
Currency Franc (1854-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.92 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 05-01-1986
Number N# 248
Numista (https://numista.com)
References L# 307,
Romain Probst; 1998. Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises (1026 - 1998). Banque du Timbre et Lux-Numis, Luxembourg.
Weiller# 297,
Raymond Weiller; 1977. Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises. Institut supérieur d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
KM# 57,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 41
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait to the left of Jean (1921-), Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000 surrounded by the legend and the signature of the engravers.

Lettering:
JEAN GRAND-DUC DE LUXEMBOURG
J.N. LEFEVRE

Engravers: Julien, Nina Lefèvre

Reverse

Face value and mint year in two lines, surmounted by a royal crown, accosted by two pairs of stylized oak leaves, initials of engravers in the exergue, external grentis.

Lettering:
10F
1979
N.J.L.

Engravers: Julien, Nina Lefèvre

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

Comments

First piece in pure nickel struck for the Grand Duchy. Issue ordered by the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 12 June 1971, coin manufactured at the Brussels Mint. The tolerance of the weight being both outside and within 20 thousandths.

The reference L#307-9 corresponds to the silver 10 francs, polished flan, struck in 1980.
Probst mentions a few medal strikes for this type, an example for the L#307-3.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1971  3 000 000 0.37 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.57 1.19 38% L#307-1
1972  3 000 000 0.39 0.30 0.49 0.78 1.19 36% L#307-2
1974  3 000 000 0.36 0.39 0.42 0.77 0.98 35% L#307-3
1976  3 000 000 0.36 0.65 1.19 33% L#307-4
1977  1 000 000 0.40 0.74 13% L#307-5
1978  1 000 000 0.50 0.44 0.81 13% L#307-6
1979  1 000 000 0.40 0.37 0.30 13% L#307-7
1980  1 000 000 0.55 0.30 1.51 13% L#307-8

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