• 10 Francs 1929-1939, KM# 878, France
  • 10 Francs 1929-1939, KM# 878, France
Description

Engraver: Pierre Turin

Obverse

Laureate head (Marianne ) right.

Marianne is a national symbol of the French Republic, an allegory of liberty and reason, and a portrayal of the Goddess of Liberty. It is a significant republican symbol, opposed to monarchy, and an icon of freedom and democracy against all forms of dictatorship. Her profile stands out on the official government logo of the country, is engraved on French euro coins and appears on French postage stamps; it also was featured on the former franc currency.

REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
P.TURIN

Reverse

Denomination above date, inscription below, grain columns flank.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité (French for "liberty, equality, fraternity") is the national motto of France and is an example of a tripartite motto. Although it finds its origins in the French Revolution, it was then only one motto among others and was not institutionalized until the Third Republic at the end of the 19th century. Debates concerning the compatibility and order of the three terms began at the same time as the Revolution.

10
FRANCS
1929
LIBERTE
EGALITE
FRATERNITE

Edge

10 Francs

3rd Republic
KM# 878 Schön# 205
Characteristics
Material Silver
Fineness 0.680
Weight 10 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.01 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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