• 10 Francs 1986, KM# 958, France, 100th Anniversary of Birth of Robert Schuman
  • 10 Francs 1986, KM# 958, France, 100th Anniversary of Birth of Robert Schuman
Description

Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Robert Schuman (1886–1963) was a Luxembourg-born French statesman. Schuman was a Christian Democrat (MRP) and an independent political thinker and activist. Twice Prime Minister of France, a reformist Minister of Finance and a Foreign Minister, he was instrumental in building post-war European and trans-Atlantic institutions and is regarded as one of the founders of the European Union, the Council of Europe and NATO.

Engraver: John Lobban

Obverse

Depicts a portrait of the French politician facing right, on the left side letter E composed of 12 five-pointed stars - a symbol of the European Union, national motto of France (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) on the right, the politician name on the left.

LIBERTÉ·ÉGALITÉ·FRATERNITÉ
E
ROBERT SCHUMAN

Reverse

Depicts a stylised neck and head of a rooster - one of the symbols of France, value and date on the right, country name and the engraver's name on the left.

Monogram of Atelier de Gravure des Monnaies et Médailles (group of designers of the Paris Mint): Rosette (letters "agmm") below the rooster's neck

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)

RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
10
FRANCS
1986
LOBBAN

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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