10 Francs

10 Francs -  obverse10 Francs -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Country France
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 copper-aluminium ring
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 22.86 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
Number N# 9
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 375,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Schön# 259,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 964.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Gad# 827
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

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 -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

Comments

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1988  99 992 576 0.34 0.59 1.19 1.19 1.78 3.36 4.75 46% dolphin mark
1988  1 850 0.94 0.8% Essai
1989  249 980 449 0.35 0.48 1.19 1.19 1.39 2.85 5.94 56% dolphin mark
1989  2.10 1.35 0.23 4% dolphin mark, edge variety: 4 x 12 and 1 x 13 reeds
1990  250 000 011 0.17 0.75 1.00 1.05 1.38 5.23 6.55 55% dolphin mark
1991  249 987 011 0.36 0.56 0.72 0.80 1.78 3.84 4.75 50% dolphin mark
1991  2 500 1.3% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1992  99 966 111 0.48 0.59 1.19 1.19 2.38 4.06 3.68 23% dolphin mark
1992  2 698 3% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1993  3 095 0.6% dolphin mark
1994  10 000 83.18 0.7% bee mark
1995  19 011 23.76 0.9% bee mark
1996  17 013 23.65 21.98 0.7% bee mark
1997  15 000 0.6% bee mark
1998  25 000 23.76 1.1% bee mark
1999  25 500 19.01 0.9% bee mark
2000  28 056 013 0.59 1.90 1.78 2.02 10.69 8.12 16% bee mark
2001  125 000 11.88 3% horseshoe mark

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