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20 Euro Cent 1st map

Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 20 Euro Cent
0.2 EUR = 0.23 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,
  • 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.
Schön# 655,
  • 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.
Gad# 5 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .

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

Laurent Jorio is a French designer.

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

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

Comments

Different engravers:
Pierre Rodier, the engraver from February 1994 to February 2000, his different takes the drawing of a bee.
Gerard Buquoy, the engraver from February 2000 to 2002, his different takes the drawing of a horseshoe.
Serge Levet, the engraver from 2002 to 200, his different takes the drawing of a heart (composed with SL).
Hubert Lariviere, the engraver from 2003 to 2011, his different takes the drawing of a hunting horn (composed with the name, first name and zodiac sign).

In 1999 there are two types of engraver general marks: the bee is closer to the star under it on one type and the bee higher from the star and moved to the right.

A very good site to see the classification:
http://eucoins.byethost9.com/fr.html

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999  454,291,200 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.60 0.76 69%
1999  35,000 2.10 1.6% In Sets only
1999  15,000 8.17 0.8% Proof
2000  148,953,600 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.41 1.17 39%
2000  35,000 2.92 1.4% In Sets only
2000  15,000 8.17 0.5% Proof
2001  256,307,108 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.47 1.05 47%
2001  35,000 2.33 1.5% In Sets only
2001  15,000 7.00 0.8% Proof
2002  191,996,013 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.41 1.61 31%
2002  165,290 3.03 3% In Sets only
2002  21,453 8.17 0.7% Proof
2003  175,000 2.17 4% In Sets only
2003  40,000 0.6% Proof
2004  175,000 3.03 3% In Sets only
2004  11,033 8.17 0.6% Proof
2005  120,000 2.57 3% In Sets only
2005  8,519 0.5% Proof
2006  80,000 3.14 3% In Sets only
2006  9,811 0.25 0.8% Proof

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