20 Francs - Louis II Piéfort

Features

Issuer Monaco
Prince Louis II (1922-1949)
Type Pattern
Year 1947
Value 20 Francs
Currency Ancien franc (1837-1960)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 41.47 g
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 310663
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# PE5
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.

Obverse

Bust of Louis II to left, with military awards.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LOUIS II PRINCE DE MONACO
P. TURIN

Translation: Louis II Prince of Monaco

Designer: Pierre Turin

Pierre Louis Aristide Turin, born August 3, 1891 in Sucy-en-Brie where he died on July 25, 1968, is a French engraver and medalist. He is mobilized in August 1914 when the First World War broke out. In 1920, he received the first grand prix of Rome in engraving of medal and fine stone, then a gold medal in the specialized exhibition of 1925. In 1928, competing for the Monnaie de Paris, he was chosen to create a new type of currency at the head of Marianne who will bear his name: the "Turin type". This model of engraving was used for the pieces of ten francs until 1949 and twenty francs until 1939, then declined in the French colonies.

Reverse

Crowned Grimaldi arms flanked by ears, value and date below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
DEO JUVANTE
20
FRANCS
1947
ESSAI

Translation: With God's Help

Designer: Pierre Turin

Pierre Louis Aristide Turin, born August 3, 1891 in Sucy-en-Brie where he died on July 25, 1968, is a French engraver and medalist. He is mobilized in August 1914 when the First World War broke out. In 1920, he received the first grand prix of Rome in engraving of medal and fine stone, then a gold medal in the specialized exhibition of 1925. In 1928, competing for the Monnaie de Paris, he was chosen to create a new type of currency at the head of Marianne who will bear his name: the "Turin type". This model of engraving was used for the pieces of ten francs until 1949 and twenty francs until 1939, then declined in the French colonies.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1947  16

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