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Coin, 10 Franc, Siege of Paris

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


Copper Coin
Free Gas balloon depicted on a 10 Franc piece during the siege of Paris.
Gift from the Library of Congress

Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division

Country of Origin: France

Dimensions: 3-D: 1.3 x 3cm (1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Physical Description:Copper 10 Franc coin; Obverse: relief of a free gas balloon depicted, embossed text "GT DE LA DEFENCE NATIONALE"; Reverse: embossed numeral "10" surrounded by a laurel leaf wreath.

Inventory number: A19720111000

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