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 = 0.24 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 ↑↑
Number N# 101
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References KM# 1286,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 655,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Gad# 5 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd 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

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 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  454 291 200 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.47 0.82 69%
1999  35 000 2.97 1.7% In Sets only
1999  15 000 11.73 0.8% Proof
2000  148 953 600 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.36 1.19 38%
2000  35 000 2.97 1.4% In Sets only
2000  15 000 8.31 0.5% Proof
2001  256 307 108 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 1.09 47%
2001  35 000 2.37 1.5% In Sets only
2001  15 000 7.12 0.7% Proof
2002  191 996 013 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.24 0.36 1.64 31%
2002  165 290 3.56 3% In Sets only
2002  21 453 8.31 0.7% Proof
2003  132 139 3.56 4% In Sets only
2003  40 000 0.6% Proof
2004  175 000 3.56 3% In Sets only
2004  11 033 8.31 0.6% Proof
2005  120 000 3.56 3% In Sets only
2005  8 519 2.77 0.5% Proof
2006  80 000 4.27 3% In Sets only
2006  9 811 0.25 0.7% Proof

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