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20 Francs - Jean

20 Francs - Jean -  obverse20 Francs - Jean -  reverse

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Features

Country Luxembourg
Grand duke Jean (1964-2000)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1980-1983
Value 20 Francs (20 LUF)
Currency Franc (1854-2001)
Composition Bronze
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.65 mm
Thickness 2.33 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-28-2002
References L# 309,
Romain Probst; 1998. Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises (1026 - 1998). Banque du Timbre et Lux-Numis, Luxembourg.
Weiller# 299,
Raymond Weiller; 1977. Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises. Institut supérieur d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
KM# 58,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 42
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

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

Engravers: Julien, Nina Lefèvre

Reverse

Face 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

Engravers: Julien, Nina Lefèvre

Edge

Smooth adorned with a hollowed guilloche

20 Francs - Jean -  obverse

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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 Frequency
1980  3,000,000 0.56 0.97 0.97 43% L#309-1
1981  3,000,000 0.28 0.40 0.53 42% L#309-3
1982  3,000,000 0.19 1.01 0.82 0.82 0.99 37% L#309-4
1983  2,000,000 0.56 0.68 25% L#309-5

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