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

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Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.24 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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, Schön# 658
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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 facial 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 **

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  56,695,000 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 3.08 Bee mark
1999  35,000 15.68 In Sets only
1999  15,000 20.16 Proof
2000  171,100,000 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.42 3.50 Bee mark
2000  35,000 17.94 In Sets only
2000  15,000 16.41 Proof
2001  237,915,793 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 3.12 Horseshoe mark
2001  35,000 13.85 In Sets only
2001  15,000 14.22 Proof
2002  153,606,500 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 3.86 Horseshoe mark
2002  165,290 7.84 In Sets only
2002  21,453 14.41 Proof
2003  242,342 6.72 In Sets only
2003  40,000 Proof
2004  175,000 12.22 In Sets only
2004  20,000 12.78 Proof
2005  120,000 14.56 In Sets only
2005  10,000 Proof
2006  76,080 11.76 In Sets only
2006  10,000 12.34 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.

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