10 Francs

10 Francs - obverse10 Francs - reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 – Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Issuer 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 (92% Copper, 6% Nickel, 2% Aluminium)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26.01 mm
Thickness 2.54 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 July 1993
Number
N#
683
References F# 365,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
Schön# 242,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg 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, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Gad# 814
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th 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.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
RF
MATHIEU
1987

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Georges Mathieu Read more on Wikipedia

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: 10 FRANCS

Engraver: Georges Mathieu Read more on Wikipedia

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Translation: Liberty Equality Brotherhood

10 Francs -  obverse

© Alessandro Bentivegna Cesta

Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Mark

Dolphin Émile Rousseau, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1974-1994)

Comments

There are two varieties:
Type A: obverse face up when reading the edge
Type 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  Dolphin 22 446 311 $ 0.22 $ 0.54 $ 1.10 $ 1.40 $ 2.30 $ 6.50 18% F. 365/3 - Tranche type A
1974  Dolphin $ 0.15 $ 0.79 $ 0.79 $ 2.80 $ 3.30 $ 5.40 6% F. 365/4 - Tranche type B
1975  Dolphin 48 314 511 $ 0.10 $ 0.29 $ 0.48 $ 0.77 $ 0.88 $ 2.70 $ 4.70 28% F. 365/5 - Tranche type A
1975  Dolphin $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 8% F. 365/6 - Tranche type B
1976  Dolphin 94 540 711 $ 0.15 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 $ 0.65 $ 0.97 $ 3.10 $ 3.60 42% F. 365/7 - Tranche type A
1976  Dolphin $ 0.12 $ 0.83 $ 0.83 $ 2.00 $ 3.30 $ 5.40 12% F. 365/8 - Tranche type B
1977  Dolphin $ 0.54 $ 0.87 $ 0.87 $ 1.10 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 10% F. 365/10 - Tranche type B
1977  Dolphin 100 052 511 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.65 $ 1.50 $ 2.60 34% F. 365/9 - Tranche type A
1978  Dolphin 97 614 011 $ 0.10 $ 0.37 $ 0.54 $ 0.65 $ 0.65 $ 1.60 $ 2.10 35% F. 365/11 - Tranche type A
1978  Dolphin $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.76 $ 1.40 $ 1.60 $ 4.00 11% F. 365/12 - Tranche type B
1979  Dolphin 110 040 511 $ 0.15 $ 0.26 $ 0.32 $ 0.54 $ 1.00 $ 1.60 $ 5.40 34% F. 365/13 - Tranche type A
1979  Dolphin $ 0.60 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 1.20 $ 2.00 $ 7.80 10% F. 365/14 - Tranche type B
1980  Dolphin 80 010 011 $ 0.13 $ 0.14 $ 0.52 $ 0.84 $ 1.10 $ 1.90 $ 3.20 30% F. 365/15 - Tranche type A
1980  Dolphin $ 0.07 $ 0.18 $ 0.43 $ 0.87 $ 1.70 $ 1.70 $ 5.40 9% F. 365/16 - Tranche type B
1981  Dolphin 50 011 $ 52 1.0% F. 365/17 - Tranche type A
1981  Dolphin 0.3% F. 365/18 - Tranche type B
1982  Dolphin 73 311 $ 54 0.9% F. 365/19 - Tranche type A
1982  Dolphin $ 38 0.4% F. 365/20 - Tranche type B
1983  Dolphin 100 972 $ 1.60 $ 81 1.0% F. 365/21 - Tranche type A
1983  Dolphin 0.3% F. 365/22 - Tranche type B
1984  Dolphin 40 001 847 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.55 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 5.00 26% F. 365/23 - Tranche type A
1984  Dolphin $ 0.54 $ 0.56 $ 1.80 $ 3.20 7% F. 365/24 - Tranche type B
1985  Dolphin 30 000 511 $ 1.60 $ 3.20 $ 6.80 $ 27 4% F. 365/25 - Tranche type A
1985  Dolphin $ 6.50 $ 13 $ 13 $ 29 $ 110 1.3% F. 365/26 - Tranche type B
1987  Dolphin 49 992 967 $ 0.67 $ 0.67 $ 0.67 $ 0.67 $ 0.99 $ 0.99 $ 2.20 16% F. 365/27- Tranche type A
1987  Dolphin $ 0.64 $ 0.64 $ 3.20 $ 6.60 $ 16 5% F. 365/28 - Tranche type B

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Francs
CGB
E-auction n°332
Lot 247626
Internet Archive
Aug 26, 2019 1976 Dolphin – F. 365/7 - Tranche type A UNC USD 10.83
(EUR 10.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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