Obverse

Auguste Dumont's Génie de la Liberté (the "Spirit of Freedom"), a sculpture located at the top of the July Column in Paris, is flanked with the letters R and F, the initials of the French Republic. The rim constitutes a striated geometrical pattern.

R F

Reverse

10 F above parallel lines, date, mint mark at left and privy mark at right; the French motto: "LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ" (liberty, equality, fraternity).

Privy mark of mint's director:
Dolphin - Emile Rousseau (1975-1993)
Bee - Pierre Rodier (1994-2000)
Horseshoe - Gérard Buquoi (2001)

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

LIBERTÉ EGALITÉ
10F
1988
FRATERNITÉ

Edge

5 groups of reeds

10 Francs

KM# 964.1 Schön# 259
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Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Aluminium Bronze
Center Nickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 22.86 mm
Thickness 2.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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