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10 Centimes

10 Centimes -  obverse10 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1962-2001
Value 10 Centimes (0.1 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.41 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
References F# 144,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 293,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Schön# 229,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
KM# 929
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Marianne in left profile wearing the Phrygian cap of liberty, a national emblem of France, is surrounded with the lettering: "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" (French Republic)

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
LAGRIFFOUL

Engraver: Henri Lagriffoul

Henri-Albert Lagriffoul was a French sculptor who won the Prix de Rome in 1932. His work is displayed in many public spaces in France. His head of "Marianne" appeared on the French coins from 1962–66. He also competed in the art competitions at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Reverse

The face value is surrounded with a wheat ear, an olive branch and the French motto: "LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATERNITE" (liberty, equality, fraternity)

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE
·FRATERNITE·
10
CENTIMES
1986
A. DIEUDONNE

Engraver: Adrien Dieudonné

Edge

Smooth

10 Centimes -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Different privy marks throughout mintages:
Owl 1962-74 Raymond Joly
Dolphin 1975-94 Rousseau
Bee 1994-2000 Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe  2001 Gérard Buquoy

See also

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