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10 francs FRANCE (1987) Millennium of Capetian Dynasty

10 francs 1987 Millennium of Capetian Dynasty - coins of France
10 francs 1987 Millennium of Capetian Dynasty - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
26.0 mm 10.0 g 2.6 mm Cu92Ni6Al2
in the coin centre in two lines face value: 10 / FRANCS, below year of issue 1987; all in a ring; along the edge: + REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE + LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE (French Republic, liberty, equality, fraternity)
in the coin centre figure of King Hugh Capet from the tomb sculpture en face; crosses in the background; along the top edge: MILLENAIRE CAPETIEN (millennium of the Capetians); along the bottom edge dates: 987 1987
issue date:
???  no data
withdrawal date:
1 VII 1993
Atelier de gravure (group of designers of the Paris Mint - rosette after FRANCS in the obverse) based on design of Gérard Baldrati (signature G.BALDRATI after the rosette at the right edge of the ring in the obverse)
Paris Mint mark La Monnaie de Paris (The Paris Mint), Pessac (mint mark before year of issue 1987 in the obverse, after year of issue privy mark of mint's director Émile Rousseau - dolphin)
1987 19 948 451 + 10 205 in annual boxed sets
mint marks:
Privy marks of the general engravers of the Mint of Paris, which can be found on French coins produced after 1944:
Lucien Bazor 1931-1958 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint wing
Raymond Joly 1958-1974 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint owl
Emile Rousseau 1974-1994 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint dolphin
Pierre Rodier 1994-2000 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint bee
Gérard Buquoy 2001-2002 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint horseshoe
Serge Levet 2003 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint heart
Hubert Larivière 2004-2010 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint horn
Yves Sampo from 2011 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint rosette
interesting facts:
The commemorative coin of 10 francs from 1987 was issued to celebrate the millennium that has passed since the coronation of Hugh Capet (Hugues Capet) - the first King of France of the Capetian dynasty. The reign of Hugh Capet took place in years 987-996 and his descendants still reign in Spain and Luxembourg.

The look of sculpture of King Capet placed on his tomb survived only on a drawing of François Roger de Gaignières (1642-1715). This became the inspiration for designer of coin reverse.

Tomb of King Capet

The Paris Mint (La Monnaie de Paris) dating back to the 6th century is the oldest French institution, and some would say - oldest institution in the world. The mint office is located in the center of Paris in a complex called Hotel des Monnaies, which was opened on December 20, 1775. A cornucopia is the symbol placed on any coin minted by the Paris Mint from January 1, 1880. The second character visible on coins was a symbol of the general engraver (Graveur general). The tradition of this job dates back to 1547 when Henry II of Valois appointed a general engraver as the only person authorized to create the king's portrait. Only the design prepared by the general engraver could have been copied to the coins stamps in national mints. Starting from 2001, the heads of engravers workshop in the Paris Mint do not hold this traditional title anymore, but their privy marks still appear on French coins next to the mint mark.

The name of the French mint - La Monnaie de Paris - suggests that the plant producing coins is located in the French capital. This is however, only the company name and factories were placed in various French cities. At the moment, the only place producing coins of France (and of some other countries) is Pessac near Bordeaux.
last update: 20 XI 2013

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