20 Francs

20 Francs -  obverse20 Francs -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1992-2001
Value 20 Francs (20 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Trimetallic: copper-aluminium-nickel core, nickel middle ring and copper-aluminium-nickel outer ring
Weight 9 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References F# 403,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Schön# 260,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
KM# 1008,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Gad# 871
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .

Obverse

The Mont Saint-Michel (Mount Saint Michael), a rocky tidal island in Normandy, reflects in its bay

Lettering: RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE

Engraver: Jean-Pierre Réthoré

Reverse

The face value crossed out with wide strips surrounded with the French motto ("LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ")

Lettering:
LIBERTÉ EGALITÉ
20F
1993
FRATERNITÉ

Translation:
Liberty Equality
20 Francs
1993
Brotherhood

Engraver: Atelier de gravure

Edge

4 or 5 groups of reeds

20 Francs -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

Comments



Different privy marks throughout mintages.
Dolphin 1992-94 Rousseau.
Bee 1994-2000 Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe  2001 Gérard Buquoy

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  18.12 3.33 6% KM#1008.1 ("V" closed, 4 reeded segments)
1992  48.32 2% KM#1008.1 ("V" open, 4 reeded segments)
1992  59,966,052 3.62 3.02 3.62 5.38 4.83 56% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) dolphin mark, "V" closed, coin aligment
1992  3.62 3.62 6.04 9.35 18% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) dolphin mark, "V" closed, medal aligment
1992  3.62 3.62 8.46 3.62 19% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) dolphin mark; open "V", coin aligment
1992  2,698 2% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) dolphin mark; open "V", medal alignment
1992  1,800 0.4% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) Essai
1993  54,970,000 2.72 2.42 4.23 4.83 8.82 36% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) dolphin mark; coin alignment
1993  3,095 0.7% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) dolphin mark; medal alignment
1994  9,973,768 72.48 3% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) bee mark
1994  5,000,000 2.0% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) dolphin mark
1995  9,980,000 3.02 6.04 14.50 6.31 12% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) bee mark
1996  17,013 1.9% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) bee mark
1997  15,000 42.28 1.2% (fr) F. 403/13
1998  25,000 42.28 1.7% (fr) F.403/14
1999  25,500 42.28 1.8% (fr) F.403/15
2000  100,000 12.08 4% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) bee mark
2001  125,000 14.50 7% KM#1008.2 (5 milled segments) horseshoe mark

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