• 10 Francs 1983, KM# 953, France, 200th Anniversary of the Brirth of Stendhal
  • 10 Francs 1983, KM# 953, France, 200th Anniversary of the Brirth of Stendhal
Description

Engraver: Jacki Mauviel

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

Obverse

In the coin centre head of Stendhal, on the left his signature.

Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839), he is highly regarded for the acute analysis of his characters' psychology and considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism.

STENDHAL
1783-1842
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
H. Beyle

Reverse

On top of the coin in two lines face value; below opened book, quill and laurel branch; below year of issue; in the background buildings of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on the left and Milan Cathedral on the right.

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.

Milan Cathedral is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity (Santa Maria Nascente), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the largest church in Italy (the larger St. Peter's Basilica is in the State of Vatican City) and the fifth largest in the world.

10
FRANCS
1983
J. MAUVIEL

Edge

LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

10 Francs

200th Anniversary of the Brirth of Stendhal

KM# 953 Schön# 246
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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