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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 - Modern
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1945-1947
Value 10 Francs (10)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.72 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 08-01-1953
References KM# 908,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
F# 361,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 810,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 361A
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

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

Pierre Louis Aristide Turin, born August 3, 1891 in Sucy-en-Brie where he died on July 25, 1968, is a French engraver and medalist. He is mobilized in August 1914 when the First World War broke out. In 1920, he received the first grand prix of Rome in engraving of medal and fine stone, then a gold medal in the specialized exhibition of 1925. In 1928, competing for the Monnaie de Paris, he was chosen to create a new type of currency at the head of Marianne who will bear his name: the "Turin type". This model of engraving was used for the pieces of ten francs until 1949 and twenty francs until 1939, then declined in the French colonies.

Reverse

Lettering:
10
FRANCS
1946
LIBERTE
EGALITE
FRATERNITE

Translation:
10
FRANCS
1946
LIBERTY
EQUALITY
BROTHERSHIP

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Pierre Louis Aristide Turin, born August 3, 1891 in Sucy-en-Brie where he died on July 25, 1968, is a French engraver and medalist. He is mobilized in August 1914 when the First World War broke out. In 1920, he received the first grand prix of Rome in engraving of medal and fine stone, then a gold medal in the specialized exhibition of 1925. In 1928, competing for the Monnaie de Paris, he was chosen to create a new type of currency at the head of Marianne who will bear his name: the "Turin type". This model of engraving was used for the pieces of ten francs until 1949 and twenty francs until 1939, then declined in the French colonies.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

1947 issues very similar to KM#909.1 and KM#909.2. but the head at the obverse 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  6,557,000 5.28 3.39 KM#908.1 (long laurel leaves)
1945  26.70 KM#908.1 (short laurel leaves)
1945 ESSAI 1,100 Essai
1946  24,409,000 KM#908.1 (long laurel leaves)
1946  0.56 1.11 3.34 9.45 KM#908.1 (short laurel leaves)
1946 B 8,452,000 33.37 KM#908.2 (long laurel leaves)
1946 B 3.34 3.89 11.12 KM#908.2 (short laurel leaves)
1947  41,627,000 0.49 0.73 2.22 2.27 KM#908.1
1947 B 17,187,500 0.89 1.11 2.11 KM#908.2 (short laurel leaves)

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