10 Francs Small head

10 Francs (Small head) - obverse10 Francs (Small head) - reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1947-1949
Value 10 Francs
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.74 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 August 1953
Number
N#
685
References F# 362,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
KM# 909,
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# 811
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

The head of Republic right with a phrygian cap which brushes by the denticles.
NOTE: 1947 issues differ from KM#908.1 and KM#908.2 by smaller head on the obverse.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
P.TURIN

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Reverse

Denomination above date, inscription below, grain columns flank.
NOTE: If mintmarked it is below ER of FRATERNITE

Script: Latin

Lettering:
10
FRANCS
1949
LIBERTE
EGALITE
FRATERNITE

Translation: Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Edge

Reeded

10 Francs (Small head) -  obverse

Mints

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

Mark

Wing Lucien Bazor, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1931-1958)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1947  Wing 0.7% hybrid (alignment of different top) - addition Franc 2019
1947  Wing $ 0.27 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 $ 1.60 $ 5.30 $ 8.80 27% KM#909.1
1947 B Wing $ 0.53 $ 5.10 $ 5.10 $ 5.10 $ 5.10 13% KM#909.2
1948  Wing 155 945 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.46 $ 0.46 $ 0.53 $ 0.85 $ 1.90 $ 1.90 68% KM#909.1
1948 B Wing Photo 40 499 500 $ 0.12 $ 0.27 $ 0.57 $ 1.10 $ 2.10 $ 2.50 $ 2.60 35% KM#909.2
1948 B Wing $ 4.20 $ 5.80 $ 11 6% KM#909.2 ("B" touches rim)
1949  Wing 111 972 500 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.53 $ 0.85 $ 1.30 $ 2.30 58% KM#909.1
1949 B Wing 29 517 500 $ 0.06 $ 0.44 $ 0.53 $ 1.10 $ 2.60 $ 6.20 $ 6.90 28% KM#909.2

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Francs (Small head)
Katz
Auction 72
Lot 647
Internet Archive
Dec 21, 2022 1948 B Wing – KM#909.2 AU USD 5.31
(EUR 5.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Francs (Small head)
Katz
Auction 114
Lot 453
Internet Archive
Feb 24, 2024 Undetermined UNC USD 7.43
(EUR 7.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
The lot includes several items.
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