10 Francs Roland Garros

10 Francs (Roland Garros) -  obverse10 Francs (Roland Garros) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1988
Value 10 Francs (10 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Copper-aluminium-nickel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 October 1991
Number N# 694
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References F# 372,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Schön# 258,
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 965
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of birth of Roland Garros (1888-1988).

Obverse

Above the face value, a bird's head in profile with wings spread out on the outline of the Atlantic coastline of France.
Circular legend: "FRENCH REPUBLIC", different and vintage.

Lettering:
1988
10F
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

Engraver: Hervé Duetthe

Reverse

In circular legend "ROLAND GARROS 1888 - 1918" / In the center representation of a plane Morane-Saulnier type N and the bust of Roland Garros / Under the plane the signature "H. DHUETTHE".
Roland-Garros (1888-1918) was a pioneer of aviation. On September 23, 1913 he made the first crossing of the Mediterranean.

Lettering:
1888-1918
H. DUETTHE
ROLAND GARROS

Engraver: Hervé Duetthe

Edge

Smooth with inscription in hollow: "FREEDOM EQUALITY FRATERNITY", separated by branches of laurel and olive and an ear of wheat.

Lettering: LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

10 Francs (Roland Garros) -  obverse

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Mint

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1988  0.8% (fr) F. 372/2 - Essai tranche type B
1988  29 973 011 $ 0.52 $ 1.05 $ 1.26 $ 1.26 $ 1.99 $ 1.99 $ 3.16 90% (fr) F. 372/3 - Tranche type A
1988  $ 0.83 $ 1.43 $ 1.43 $ 1.92 $ 1.92 $ 2.11 21% (fr) F. 372/4 - Tranche type B
1988  1 850 1.7% Essai

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