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10 Francs

10 Francs -  obverse 10 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Type Common coin
Years 1974-1987
Value 10 Francs (10 FRF)
Metal Nickel-brass
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26.01 mm
Thickness 2.54 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 31-10-1991
References KM# 940, Schön# 242, F# 365, Gad# 814
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)

Obverse

A map of metropolitan France with flashes pointing to Paris, and stylized initials RF on top. 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

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

10 Francs

© 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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1974  7,200 (fr) ESSAI tranche type A
1974  (fr) ESSAI tranche type B
1974  (fr) tranche type B
1974  22,446,311 dolphin mark
1975  (fr) tranche type B
1975  48,314,511 0.86 dolphin mark
1976  (fr) tranche type B
1976  94,540,711 1.15 1.01 dolphin mark
1977  (fr) tranche type B
1977  100,052,511 1.30 0.56 dolphin mark
1978  (fr) tranche type B
1978  97,614,011 0.81 0.36 dolphin mark
1979  (fr) tranche type B
1979  110,040,511 1.32 1.16 dolphin mark
1980  1.15 (fr) tranche type B
1980  80,010,011 1.11 dolphin mark
1981  (fr) tranche type B
1981  50,011 dolphin mark
1982  (fr) tranche type B
1982  73,311 dolphin mark
1983  (fr) tranche type B
1983  100,972 dolphin mark
1984  (fr) tranche type B
1984  40,001,847 1.00 dolphin mark
1985  (fr) tranche type B
1985  30,000,511 dolphin mark
1987  (fr) tranche type B
1987  49,992,967 dolphin mark

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