10 Francs Large Head

10 Francs (Large Head) -  obverse10 Francs (Large Head) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
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
Number N# 893
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 361,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
F# 361A,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 810,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 908
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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

Mint

B Beaumont-le-Roger, France

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1945  1 100 0.8% Essai
1945  6 557 000 3.57 1.49 4.76 4.76 37% KM#908.1 (long laurel leaves)
1945  26.46 6% KM#908.1 (short laurel leaves)
1946  24 409 000 2.82 11% KM#908.1 (long laurel leaves)
1946  0.48 0.60 1.19 3.57 3.57 45% KM#908.1 (short laurel leaves)
1946 B 8 452 000 35.72 7% KM#908.2 (long laurel leaves)
1946 B 1.19 3.57 4.17 5.95 28% KM#908.2 (short laurel leaves)
1947  41 627 000 0.74 0.65 0.80 1.30 2.36 5.95 53% KM#908.1
1947 B 17 187 500 0.60 1.19 2.38 38% KM#908.2 (short laurel leaves)

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