2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse2 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Issuer New Caledonia
Period French Overseas Territory (1946-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1973-2020
Value 2 Francs
2 XPF = USD 0.019
Currency CFP Franc (1945-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.76 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 1398
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 14,
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# 11,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Lec# 57 -> 68
Jean Lecompte; 2007. Monnaies et jetons des colonies françaises (2nd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Liberty sitting on throne, facing left holding lit torch in left hand. Assorted fruit in a cornucopia in bend of right arm.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
I·E· O·M·
G.B.BAZOR
1989

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Reverse

Kagu bird within sprigs below value.

Lettering:
2
FRANCS
NOUVELLE CALEDONIE

Engraver: Lucien Georges Bazor

Lucien Georges Bazor was Chief Engraver at the Paris mint from 1930 to 1958. He was born in Paris in 1889 and initially studied under his father, Albert Bazor. Bazor later became the pupil of Patey at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1923 for his engraving.

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France (1973-date)
Paris, France (864-1973)

Comments

In 1973 these coins were minted in Paris. From 1977 to date they are minted in Pessac.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1973  400 000 $ 2.26 8% Lec#57 owl
1977  1 500 000 $ 0.11 $ 1.90 $ 1.13 $ 2.09 18% Lec#58 dolphin
1982  1 000 200 $ 2.26 11% Lec#62 dolphin
1983  2 000 200 $ 0.56 $ 1.13 18% Lec#63 dolphin
1987  2 000 000 $ 1.13 $ 2.26 $ 4.52 $ 1.92 16% Lec#64 dolphin
1989  1 200 000 $ 1.69 $ 1.13 9% Lec#65 dolphin
1990  1 500 000 $ 2.26 16% Lec#66 dolphin
1991  1 500 000 $ 0.85 $ 2.26 9% Lec#67 dolphin
1995  400 000 $ 2.09 6% Lec#68 bee
1996  900 000 $ 2.26 6% Lec#68a bee
1997  400 000 4% Lec#68b bee
1998  400 000 3% Lec#68c bee
1999  800 000 $ 1.94 6% Lec#68d bee
2000  700 000 $ 0.95 5% Lec#68e horseshoe
2001  800 000 6% Lec#68f horseshoe
2002  1 200 000 7% Lec#68g horseshoe
2003  2 400 000 $ 1.16 $ 3.39 $ 1.13 19% Lec#68h heart with LS
2004  2 000 000 $ 1.69 $ 1.57 8% Lec#68i hunting horn
2005  532 000 3% Lec#68j hunting horn
2006  1 200 000 $ 2.26 5% Lec#68k hunting horn
2007  600 000 4% Hunting horn
2008  2 400 000 $ 1.13 8% Hunting horn
2009  2 520 000 $ 1.13 $ 1.13 8% Hunting horn
2011  1 098 000 $ 1.36 7% Pentagon
2012  1 943 500 6% Pentagon
2013  884 000 $ 1.39 4% Pentagon
2014  1 768 000 4% Pentagon
2015  2 444 000 4% Pentagon
2016  1 560 000 3% Pentagon
2017  1 040 000 2% Pentagon
2018  3 156 000 2% Pentagon
2019  0.4%
2020  0.2%

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