• 10 Francs 1982, KM# 950, France, 100th Anniversary of Death of Léon Gambetta
  • 10 Francs 1982, KM# 950, France, 100th Anniversary of Death of Léon Gambetta
Description

Léon Gambetta (1838–1882) was a French statesman, Prime Minister of the Third Republic, prominent during and after the Franco-Prussian War. A founding father of the Third Republic, he was an influential figure during its formative years.

Engraver: Émilie Rousseau

Obverse

Depicts a bust of Gambetta facing left surrounded by the inscription.

Engraver's initials on the right.

Léon GAMBETTA
1838-1882
ER

Reverse

Denomination and date, balloon and flags in background. Using a balloon Gambetta escaped from Paris besieged by the Germans during the Franco-Prussian War.

The national motto of France (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) above.

Mint mark: Cornucopia, horn of plenty (Paris Mint - Paris until 1972 or Pessac from 1973)

Privy mark of the Mint's Chief Engravers: Dolphin - Emile Rousseau (1975-1993)

LIBERTE
EGALITE
FRATERNITE
10
FRANCS
REPUBLIQUE 1982 FRANÇAISE

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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