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20 Euro Cent 1st map

Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 20 Euro Cent
0.2 EUR = 0.22 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Nordic gold
Weight 5.74 g
Diameter 22.25 mm
Thickness 2.14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1286,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 655
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

A modern adaptation of the Sower, initially designed by Oscar Roty, representing "France, which stays true to itself, whilst integrating into Europe", is encircled by the twelve stars of Europe

Lettering:
L. JORIO d'ap. O. ROTY
1999 RF

Engraver: Laurent Jorio

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, symbolizes the gathering of the fifteen nations of the European Union

Lettering:
20
LL
EURO
CENT

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Smooth with seven indentations ("Spanish flower")

20 Euro Cent (1st map) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Monnaie de Paris, Pessac, France

Comments

Different engraver
Pierre Rodier, engraver from February 1994 to February 2000, his different takes the drawing of a bee.
Gerard Buquoy, engraver since February 2000 to 2002, his different takes the drawing of a horseshoe
Serge Levet, 2002 to 2003. a heart (composed with SL).
Hubert Lariviere 2003 to 2011 hunting horn (composed with the name, first name and zodiac sign)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999  454,291,200 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.39 0.39 70%
1999  35,000 2.33 1.7% In Sets only
1999  15,000 7.58 0.8% Proof
2000  148,953,600 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.93 39%
2000  35,000 2.71 1.5% In Sets only
2000  15,000 7.58 0.5% Proof
2001  256,307,108 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.97 47%
2001  35,000 2.92 1.6% In Sets only
2001  15,000 5.95 0.8% Proof
2002  191,996,013 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.97 32%
2002  165,290 2.93 3% In Sets only
2002  21,453 4.76 0.7% Proof
2003  175,000 1.97 4% (fr) BU - 120000 coffrets annuel + 35000 coffrets petit prince + 20000 coffret Tour Eiffel
2003  40,000 0.5% Proof
2004  175,000 2.60 3% In Sets only
2004  11,033 4.44 0.5% Proof
2005  120,000 2.38 3% In Sets only
2005  8,519 0.5% Proof
2006  80,000 2.81 3% In Sets only
2006  9,811 0.72 0.8% Proof

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