10-centime coin

10-centime coin

This worn coin displays more of the characteristics you are used to in French currency. It declares itself struck by the French Republic and features the icon Marianne. The other side proclaims LIBERTE•EGALITE•FRATERNITE, as it ought to. You squint at this coin in order to make out its denomination and the year it was struck. It has been so smoothed by time and handling that you can make out this information only when you hold it under a loupe. Even then, you cannot be entirely certain that you are reading it right. Nevertheless, you think you can see 10 centimes. You think you can read 1871. importance of reading