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10 Centimes

10 Centimes -  obverse 10 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 Aluminium-bronze
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.41 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
References KM# 929,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 293,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Schön# 229,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
F# 144
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

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

© 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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1962  29,100,000 0.12 0.41 0.49 owl mark
1962 ESSAI 3,500 Essai
1963  217,601,000 0.21 0.11 0.12 0.22 0.23 0.18 owl mark
1964  93,434,600 0.06 0.14 0.21 0.20 owl mark
1965  41,255,000 0.10 0.44 0.48 owl mark
1966  16,429,171 0.14 0.56 0.28 owl mark
1967  196,730,305 0.03 0.12 0.11 0.17 0.22 0.65 owl mark
1968  111,703,000 0.11 0.11 0.13 0.18 3.34 owl mark
1969  129,536,050 0.12 0.11 0.14 0.14 owl mark
1970  77,030,000 0.12 0.11 0.16 0.17 0.19 owl mark
1971  26,292,000 0.06 0.32 0.11 owl mark
1972  45,715,000 0.11 0.31 0.18 3.32 owl mark
1973  58,079,000 0.11 0.13 0.17 4.73 owl mark
1974  92,088,811 0.06 0.11 0.11 0.12 5.56 owl mark
1975  74,502,011 0.09 0.09 0.16 0.14 6.67 dolphin mark
1976  137,355,711 0.13 0.11 0.11 0.18 0.63 dolphin mark
1977  140,135,011 0.09 0.11 0.11 0.16 2.29 dolphin mark
1978  154,384,011 0.09 0.11 0.13 0.14 2.22 dolphin mark
1979  140,040,511 0.09 0.11 0.11 0.11 5.56 dolphin mark
1980  140,010,011 0.09 0.09 0.18 0.14 5.56 dolphin mark
1981  100,000,011 0.10 0.11 0.13 0.12 6.67 dolphin mark
1982  110,002,511 0.11 0.12 0.17 0.21 4.68 dolphin mark
1983  150,000,972 0.15 0.11 0.15 0.14 5.56 dolphin mark
1984  200,002,447 0.13 0.11 0.11 0.13 3.72 6.67 dolphin mark
1985  170,004,511 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.21 0.89 5.56 dolphin mark
1986  150,007,011 0.09 0.11 0.17 0.16 6.67 dolphin mark
1987  149,995,967 0.16 0.11 0.17 0.17 1.11 dolphin mark
1988  145,890,576 0.09 0.17 0.11 0.14 1.99 0.68 dolphin mark
1989  179,995,449 0.06 0.22 0.19 0.22 5.56 0.67 dolphin mark
1990  180,002,011 0.10 0.17 0.11 0.16 0.66 6.67 dolphin mark
1991  2,500 axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1991  179,984,011 0.14 0.09 0.12 0.16 2.31 dolphin mark
1991  6,232 Proof
1992  2,698 axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1992  129,968,011 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.14 dolphin mark
1992  4,938 Proof
1993  3,095 axis: medal alignment, dolphin mark
1993  149,968,011 0.09 0.13 0.12 0.12 3.34 dolphin mark
1993  5,309 Proof
1994  76,971,768 0.08 0.13 0.11 5.00 bee mark
1994  103,000,000 0.39 0.17 0.15 4.45 dolphin mark
1994  4,566 Proof
1995  169,980,011 0.07 0.42 0.11 0.16 3.06 3.35 bee mark
1995  4,796 Proof
1996  179,980,013 0.10 0.14 0.11 0.11 0.18 3.36 bee mark
1996  5,319 Proof
1997  551,991,013 0.34 0.09 0.22 0.18 0.27 1.11 bee mark
1997  6,436 Proof
1998  350,025,013 0.13 0.28 0.16 0.11 3.34 1.11 bee mark
1998  7,404 Proof
1999  25,500 25.02 bee mark
1999  10,000 Proof
2000  60,101,013 0.51 0.11 0.11 0.56 bee mark
2000  15,000 Proof
2001  35,000 6.67 (fr) BE
2001  125,000 13.35 horseshoe mark

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