10 Francs

10 Francs -  obverse10 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Djibouti
Period Republic of Djibouti (1977-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1977-2017
Value 10 Francs
10 DJF = USD 0.06
Currency Franc (1977-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 3 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 3772
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 23,
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# 20
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Coat of arms of Djibouti (a laurel wreath around two fists holding a machete, a round shield over a spear and a star on top), date below.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE DE DJIBOUTI
1997

Translation:
REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI
1997

Reverse

Dhow (sailboat) on the foreground with an ocean liner in the harbor in the background, denomination above.

Lettering:
UNITE · EGALITE · PAIX
10
FRANCS

Translation:
UNITY · EQUALITY · PEACE
10 FRANCS

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Edge

Plain

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France (1973-date)

Comments



The two hands in the coat of arms symbolize the main two ethnic groups of the nation: the Afar and the Issa. The star above the spear symbolizes the unity between the Issa and the Afar peoples.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977  1 100 000 $ 0.46 $ 1.13 $ 2.26 $ 4.52 25%
1977 ESSAI 1 700 $ 16 1.5% KM# E4: Trial strike, Essai
1983  900 000 $ 1.13 $ 1.13 $ 1.98 $ 3.06 18%
1989  350 000 5%
1991  1 150 000 $ 0.56 $ 1.36 $ 1.73 17%
1996  500 000 $ 0.34 $ 2.26 $ 1.51 16%
1997  1 800 0.6% In Sets only
1999  850 000 $ 1.13 $ 4.97 22% (fr) et 1800 en coffrets
2004  $ 0.96 $ 1.69 7%
2007  $ 2.26 $ 3.39 9%
2010  $ 1.81 7%
2013  $ 1.81 $ 1.81 5%
2016  $ 1.40 5%
2017  $ 1.16 5%

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