• 10 Francs 1975-1982, KM# 154, Monaco, Rainier III
  • 10 Francs 1975-1982, KM# 154, Monaco, Rainier III
Description

Rainier III (Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi; 31 May 1923 – 6 April 2005) ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in European history. Though internationally known for his marriage to the American actress Grace Kelly, he was also responsible for reforms to Monaco's constitution and for expanding the principality's economy beyond its traditional casino gambling base. Gambling accounts for only approximately three percent of the nation's annual revenue today; when Rainier ascended the throne in 1949, it accounted for more than 95 percent.

Engraver: G. Simon.

Obverse

Portrait of Rainier III to the right.

RAINIER·III·PRINCE·DE·MONACO
G. SIMON

Reverse

Monogram within crowned arms with supporters.

The Grimaldi motto, Deo Juvante, is Latin for "With God's help".

10 FRANCS
DEO JUVANTE
1975

Edge

10 Francs

KM# 154 Gadoury# 157
Characteristics
Material Copper Aluminium Nickel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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