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10 Francs Large Head

10 Francs (Large Head) -  obverse 10 Francs (Large Head) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Type Common coin
Years 1945-1947
Value 10 Francs (10)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.72 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-08-1953
References KM# 908, F# 361, Gad# 810
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)

Obverse

Head of Republic with a phrygian cap at 2 mm from the denticles

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
P.TURIN

Translation: FRENCH REPUBLIC

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Reverse

Lettering:
10
FRANCS
1946
LIBERTE
EGALITE
FRATERNITE

Translation:
10
FRANCS
1946
LIBERTY
EQUALITY
BROTHERSHIP

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Edge

Reeded

Comments

1947 issues very similar to KM#909.1 and KM#909.2. but the head at the observe is larger for KM#909.1

How to understand the difference for laurel leaves above Marianne's forehead in the obverse:
- these are long:

- and these are short:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1945  Essai
1945  6,557,000 5.54 1.86 KM#908.1 (long laurel leaves)
1945  KM#908.1 (short laurel leaves)
1946  KM#908.1 (long laurel leaves)
1946  24,409,000 1.17 KM#908.1 (short laurel leaves)
1946 B KM#908.2 (long laurel leaves)
1946 B 8,452,000 3.50 KM#908.2 (short laurel leaves)
1947  41,627,000 0.78 KM#908.1
1947 B 17,187,500 1.17 KM#908.2 (short laurel leaves)

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