Description

Engraver: Georges Guiraud

Obverse

Marianne's head in a laurel wreath facing left, country name above, ring of rectangles at the edge.

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.

REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
G GUIRAUD

Reverse

Value and date in the centre, a rooster - one of the symbols of France - on the left, a laurel branch and the national motto of France (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) below, ring of rectangles at the edge.

Paris Mint: The date surrounded by the mint mark (Cornucopia, horn of plenty) on the left and privy mark of the Mint's Chief Engravers (Wing of Lucien Georges Bazor, 1931-1958 or Owl of Raymond Joly, 1958-1974) on the right.

Beaumont-le-Roger Mint: the same mint and privy marks as for the Paris Mint plus the mint mark (B) below the date.

10
FRANCS
1951
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE

Edge

10 Francs

4th Republic
KM# 915 Schön# 221
Characteristics
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 3.04 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.64 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 915.1, KM# 915.2
Mints
Beaumont-le-Roger Mint (B)
Paris Mint (A)

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