20 Euro Cents 1st map

20 Euro Cents (1st map) - obverse20 Euro Cents (1st map) - reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 20 Euro Cents
0.20 EUR = USD 0.21
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Nordic gold (89% Copper, 5% Aluminium, 5% Zinc, 1% Tin)
Weight 5.74 g
Diameter 22.25 mm
Thickness 2.14 mm
Shape Spanish flower
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
101
References KM# 1286,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 655,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
Gad# 5 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
L. JORIO d'ap. O. ROTY
2006 RF

Engraver: Laurent Jorio

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20
LL
EURO
CENT

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Edge

Smooth with seven indentations ("Spanish flower")

20 Euro Cents (1st map) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Marks

Bee Pierre Rodier, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1994-2000)
Horseshoe Gérard Buquoy, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2000-2002)
Heart Serge Levet, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2002-2003)
Hunting horn Hubert Larivière, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2003-2011)

Comments

Different Mint Master Marks
  • Pierre Rodier, from 1999 to 2000, a mark of a bee
  • Gerard Buquoy, from 2001 to 2002, a mark of a horseshoe
  • Serge Levet, in 2003, a mark of a stylised heart with the initials of the mint master (SL)
  • Hubert Lariviere, from 2004 to 2006, a mark of a hunting horn with a wave and a fish

BUNC Sets Released
  • 1999 - 35000 Annual Coin Sets
  • 2000 - 35000 Annual Coin Sets
  • 2001 - 35000 Annual Coin Sets
  • 2002 - 145563 Annual Coin Sets + 19727 The Little Prince Coin Sets
  • 2003 - 109407 Annual Coin Sets + 10094 The Little Prince Coin Sets + 12638 Tourism Coin Sets (Eiffel Tower)
  • 2004 - 120000 Annual Coin Sets + 5399 The Little Prince Coin Sets + 3704 Tourism Coin Sets (Provence)
  • 2005 - 69999 Annual Coin Sets + 2611 Moebius Coin Sets + 2541 Tourism Coin Sets (Garonne)
  • 2006 - 70000 Annual Coin Sets + 20 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each

PROOF Sets Released
  • From 1999 to 2006 - Annual Coin Sets

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  Bee 454 291 200 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.37 68%
1999  Bee 35 000 $ 2.70 1.6% BU set
1999  Bee 15 000 $ 9.00 0.8% Proof
2000  Bee 148 953 600 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 1.10 37%
2000  Bee 35 000 $ 2.80 1.4% BU set
2000  Bee 15 000 $ 10 0.5% Proof
2001  Horseshoe 256 307 108 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.65 46%
2001  Horseshoe 35 000 $ 2.70 1.5% BU set
2001  Horseshoe 15 000 $ 9.70 0.7% Proof
2002  Horseshoe 191 996 013 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.79 29%
2002  Horseshoe 165 290 $ 3.00 3% BU set
2002  Horseshoe 21 453 $ 10 0.6% Proof
2003  Heart 132 139 $ 2.10 3% In BU sets only
2003  Heart 40 000 $ 10 0.5% Proof
2004  Hunting horn 129 103 $ 2.90 3% In BU sets only
2004  Hunting horn 11 033 $ 7.40 0.5% Proof
2005  Hunting horn 120 000 $ 2.50 2% In BU sets only
2005  Hunting horn 8 519 $ 7.40 0.4% Proof
2006  Hunting horn 80 000 $ 3.20 2% In BU sets only
2006  Hunting horn 9 811 $ 7.40 0.6% Proof

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