2 Francs - Louis II Essai

Features

Issuer Monaco
Prince Louis II (1922-1949)
Type Pattern
Year 1943
Value 2 Francs
Currency Ancien franc (1837-1960)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 16 g
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 301647
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# E10,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Fr# 21a,
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, United States.
Gad# MC133
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

Louis II facing left

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LOUIS II PRINCE DE MONACO
L. MAUBERT

Translation:
LOUIS II PRINCE OF MONACO
L. MAUBERT

Engraver: Louis Maubert

Reverse

Crowned mantled arms flanked by value below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2 FRANCS 2
DEO JUVANTE
ESSAI

Translation:
2 FRANCS 2
WITH GOD'S HELP (Latin)
TRIAL

Engraver: Louis Maubert

Mint

Paris, France (864-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1943)  250

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