Description

Engraver: Georges Mathieu

There are two varieties:
Type A: obverse face up when reading the edge
Type B: reverse face up when reading the edge

Obverse

A map of metropolitan France with flashes pointing to Paris, and stylized initials RF on top. Lettering around outside, date below with privy mark

The coin represents change of France from tradition to modernity, showing a modern country of energy and technology.

REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
RF
MATHIEU
1978

Reverse

Value on band across centre, high tension towers and electric transmission wires in background.

10 FRANCS

Edge

Smooth with inscription, separated by patterns.

LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

10 Francs

4th Republic
KM# 940 Schön# 242
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26.01 mm
Thickness 2.54 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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