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10 Francs

10 Francs -  obverse 10 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1988-2001
Value 10 Francs (10 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel center in aluminium-bronze ring
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 22.86 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References KM# 964.1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 259,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
F# 375,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 827
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)

Obverse

A representation of the Génie de la Liberté (the Spirit of Freedom, approximately), a sculpture located at the top of the "July Column" in Paris, is flanked with the letters R and F, the initials of the French Republic. The rim constitutes a striated geometrical pattern.

Lettering: R F

Engraver: Jean Luc Maréchal

Reverse

The face value, crossed out with wide stripes, is surrounded by the French motto: "LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ" (liberty, equality, fraternity)

Lettering:
LIBERTÉ EGALITÉ
10F
1990
FRATERNITÉ

Engraver: Jean Luc Maréchal

Edge

5 groups of reeds

10 Francs

© Cyrillius

Comments

Different privy marks throughout mintages.
Dolphin 1988-93 Rousseau.
Bee 1994-2000 Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe  2001 Gérard Buquoy

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1988  99,992,576 1.81 0.58 1.11 1.11 1.84 3.14 4.43 dolphin mark
1988 ESSAI 1,850 Essai
1989  249,980,449 0.74 0.60 1.11 1.11 1.29 2.37 2.77 dolphin mark
1989  2.22 1.39 dolphin mark, edge variety: 4 x 12 and 1 x 13 reeds
1990  250,000,011 0.69 0.69 0.98 1.77 6.24 6.11 dolphin mark
1991  249,987,011 0.52 1.11 0.59 1.71 3.09 dolphin mark
1991  2,500 dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1991  6,232 Proof
1992  99,966,111 1.11 1.11 2.22 3.32 dolphin mark
1992  2,698 dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1992  4,938 Proof
1993  3,095 dolphin mark
1993  5,309 Proof
1994  10,000 49.86 bee mark
1994  4,566 Proof; dolphin mark
1995  19,011 bee mark
1995  4,796 Proof; bee mark
1996  17,013 bee mark
1996  5,319 Proof
1997  15,000 bee mark
1997  6,436 Proof
1998  25,000 bee mark
1998  7,404 Proof
1999  25,500 28.25 bee mark
1999  10,000 Proof
2000  28,056,013 2.22 1.66 1.66 7.34 7.76 bee mark
2000  15,000 Proof
2001  125,000 11.08 horseshoe mark
2001  35,000 21.05 Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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