10 Francs

10 Francs -  obverse10 Francs -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1974-1987
Value 10 Francs (10 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Copper-aluminium-nickel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26.01 mm
Thickness 2.54 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 10-01-1991
Number N# 683
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 365,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Schön# 242,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 940,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Gad# 814
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

A map of metropolitan France with flashes pointing to Paris, and stylized initials RF on top with lettering around outside, date below with privy mark

The coin represents change of France from tradition to modernity, showing a modern country of energy and technology.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
RF
MATHIEU
1987

Translation:
French Republic
RF
Mathieu
1987

Engraver: Georges Mathieu

Georges Mathieu was a French abstract painter, art theorist and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is considered one of the fathers of European lyrical abstraction, a trend of informalism.

Reverse

Value on band across centre, and industry in background

Lettering: 10 FRANCS

Engraver: Georges Mathieu

Georges Mathieu was a French abstract painter, art theorist and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is considered one of the fathers of European lyrical abstraction, a trend of informalism.

Edge

Smooth with inscription, separated by patterns

Lettering: LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Translation: Liberty Equality Brotherhood

10 Francs -  obverse

© Alessandro Bentivegna Cesta

Comments

There are two varieties:
Position A: obverse face up when reading the edge
Position B: reverse face up when reading the edge

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Varieties for 1978:

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1974  22 446 311 0.46 0.61 1.21 1.63 15.74 19% dolphin mark, type A
1974  7 200 2.42 0.8% Trial strike, type A
1974  0.16% Trial strike, type B
1974  1.82 0.24 4.84 13.32 5% Type B
1975  48 314 511 0.17 0.33 0.53 0.90 1.25 5.11 5.50 30% dolphin mark, type A
1975  1.21 1.21 0.98 2.51 3.06 12.11 7% Type B
1976  94 540 711 1.14 0.46 0.46 0.82 1.16 3.89 4.01 44% dolphin mark, type A
1976  1.17 1.13 2.42 6.05 10% Type B
1977  100 052 511 0.22 0.61 0.91 0.91 2.26 3.63 36% dolphin mark, type A
1977  1.21 1.21 1.09 1.63 2.03 6.05 9% Type B
1978  97 614 011 0.12 0.41 0.61 0.85 0.73 2.63 2.71 37% dolphin mark, type A
1978  0.73 1.21 1.53 2.05 9% Type B
1979  110 040 511 0.17 0.29 0.30 0.61 1.54 6.18 36% dolphin mark, type A
1979  1.21 1.01 2.30 4.24 8.71 9% Type B
1980  80 010 011 0.17 0.16 0.61 0.94 1.21 2.08 4.84 32% dolphin mark, type A
1980  0.61 0.98 2.42 9.69 8% Type B
1981  50 011 72.65 1.0% dolphin mark, type A
1981  0.3% Type B
1982  73 311 60.54 0.9% dolphin mark, type A
1982  42.38 0.4% Type B
1983  100 972 108.98 1.1% dolphin mark, type A
1983  0.3% Type B
1984  40 001 847 0.36 1.21 1.05 1.82 4.84 2.76 27% dolphin mark, type A
1984  1.21 0.64 2.22 3.63 5.09 6% Type B
1985  30 000 511 1.82 15.14 30.27 4% dolphin mark, type A
1985  6.05 12.71 1.2% Type B
1987  49 992 967 0.17 2.42 0.61 0.85 1.57 1.82 2.42 17% dolphin mark, type A
1987  1.72 0.97 3.63 9.69 16.95 4% Type B

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