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20 Francs - Jean

20 Francs - Jean -  obverse 20 Francs - Jean -  reverse

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Features

Country Luxembourg
Type Common coin
Years 1980-1983
Value 20 Francs (20 LUF)
Metal Bronze
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.65 mm
Thickness 2.33 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 28-02-2002
References L# 309, Weiller# 299, KM# 58, Schön# 42
Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises
by Romain Probst
(La banque du timbre)
Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises
by Raymond Weiller
(Université Catholique de Louvain)
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Portrait to the left of Jean (1921-), Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000 surrounded by the legend and the signature of the engravers.

Lettering:
JEAN GRAND-DUC DE LUXEMBOURG
J.N. LEFEVRE

Engraver: Julien, Nina Lefèvre

Reverse

Facial value surmounted by a royal crown, surrounded by two branches of oak, mint year at the bottom flanked by the mint and privy mark (see comment below), initials of engravers underneath.

Lettering:
20F
1980
NJL

Engraver: Julien, Nina Lefèvre

Edge

Smooth adorned with a hollowed guilloche

20 Francs - Jean

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Comments

Coin struck at the Brussels monetary workshop, made of an alloy of 92% copper, 6% nickel and 2% aluminum. The weight tolerance is 2%.

The reference L # 309-2 corresponds to the silver 20 francs, polished flan, struck in 1980.

The marks:

On the left a blackbird with a V on the chest, mark of Mr. Robert Vogeleer, commissioner of the Coins of the Brusselsmint from 1963 to 1987. "Vogel" means bird in Flemish.
On the right of the year is the mark from the mint in Brussels, represented by the head of the archangel Saint Michael. Saint Michael is among others the patron saint of the city of Brussels, the head of angel was taken again as mark for the workshop of Brussels from 1960.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1980  3,000,000 0.73 L#309-1
1981  3,000,000 1.75 L#309-3
1982  3,000,000 L#309-4
1983  2,000,000 L#309-5

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