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2 Euro 1st map

2 Euro (1st map) -  obverse2 Euro (1st map) -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.17 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1289,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 658
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

A tree, symbolising life, continuity and growth, is contained in a hexagon and encircled by the French motto "LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ" (liberty, equality, fraternity) and the twelve stars of Europe

Lettering:
LIBERTÉ ÉGALITÉ FRATERNITÉ
J. JIMENEZ
R F
20 01

Engraver: Joaquin Jimenez

Joaquin Jimenez, born on October 23, 1956, is an engraver of coins and medals. He is a creator for the mints of several countries, including France.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the fifteen states of the European Union

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

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

Finely ribbed with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * * " alternately upright and inverted

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro (1st map) -  obverse

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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  56,695,000 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.53 2.71 47%
1999  35,000 13.02 1.7% In Sets only
1999  15,000 16.49 0.7% Proof
2000  171,100,000 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.35 3.53 43%
2000  35,000 15.19 1.7% In Sets only
2000  15,000 12.26 0.7% Proof
2001  237,915,793 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 3.25 56%
2001  35,000 12.13 1.8% In Sets only
2001  15,000 14.10 1.0% Proof
2002  153,606,513 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 2.17 4.07 39%
2002  165,290 7.59 3% In Sets only
2002  21,453 13.95 0.8% Proof
2003  175,000 6.51 5% In Sets only
2003  40,000 0.6% Proof
2004  175,000 11.83 3% In Sets only
2004  11,033 12.38 0.6% Proof
2005  120,000 14.10 3% In Sets only
2005  8,519 0.5% Proof
2006  80,000 9.49 3% In Sets only
2006  9,811 11.69 0.7% Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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