Paula C. writes: I found a coin and cannot find out what it is. On one side it says 10 francs. On the other side it has a five pointed star. Below the star it says 1371. Is this the date of the coin? Tell me anything you can about the coin. Thank you.
You have a Morocco 10 Franc coin. The date “1371” is the Moslem date and is approximately equivalent to 1951 in the Gregorian Calendar. It is easy for us to forget that other cultures measure dates differently. The most rigid mind set question I ever was asked was why B.C. wasn’t put on ancient Greek coins.