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2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse2 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1870-1895
Value 2 Francs (2)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 817,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 530,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 265
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

Obverse

Ceres head left

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE * FRANÇAISE.
E.A.OUDINÉ.F.

Engraver: Eugène-André Oudiné

Eugène André Oudiné, French sculptor and engraver of medals, was born in Paris on 1 January 1810, and devoted himself from the beginning to the medallist's branch of sculpture, although he also excelled in monumental sculpture and portrait busts.

Reverse

The face value and date surrounded with an oak crown and the legend "LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE"

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE·
2
FRANCS
1887
A

Engraver: Eugène-André Oudiné

Eugène André Oudiné, French sculptor and engraver of medals, was born in Paris on 1 January 1810, and devoted himself from the beginning to the medallist's branch of sculpture, although he also excelled in monumental sculpture and portrait busts.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1870 A 789,310 11.08 41.54 Large A - KM# 817.1
1870 A 11.08 Small A - KM# 817.1
1871 A 13.29 (fr) F. 265/4 - KM# 817.1 - A normal
1871 A 4,709,003 6.81 8.86 11.08 Large A - KM# 817.1
1871 A 8.86 11.63 Small A - KM# 817.1
1871 K 1,215,072 Large K - KM# 817.2
1871 K 11.08 Small K - KM# 817.2
1872 A 2,306,367 KM# 817.1
1872 K 1,467,429 11.08 KM# 817.2
1873 A 528,076 17.73 22.16 KM# 817.1
1878 A 30 Proof - KM# 817.1
1881 A 1,014,000 9.97 9.97 KM# 817.1
1887 A 2,342,903 8.86 11.08 18.18 KM# 817.1
1888 A 130,501 KM# 817.1
1889 A 100 Proof - KM# 817.1
1894 A 300,000 19.39 KM# 817.1
1895 A 600,000 10.52 13.29 KM# 817.1

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