France; Coinage of Daniel Dupuis 1849-1899, 10 centimes

An example of the lovely bronze coinage of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century from France designed by the artist Daniel Dupuis (1849-1899).  

1917, 10 centimes, 10g/30mm, NMM, KM #843 (minted from 1898-1921)
mintage in 1917 was 11,914,000

O: Liberty head r
R: allegory of the Republic protecting her child.

(portrait of Dupuis c. 1881)