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2 Francs - Charlotte

2 Francs - Charlotte -  obverse 2 Francs - Charlotte -  reverse

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Features

Country Luxembourg
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1924
Value 2 Francs (2 LUF)
Currency Franc (1854-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References L# 280-1,
Prifix : catalogue illustré des monnaies luxembourgeoises
by Romain Probst
(La banque du timbre)
Weiller# 270,
Les Monnaies Luxembourgeoises
by Raymond Weiller
(Université Catholique de Louvain)
KM# 36,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 18
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crowned monogram (CH) of Charlotte (1896-1985),
Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 1919 to 1964,
above two branches of rosebush. Above the monogram the name of the country between two points and the name of the engraver.

Lettering:
•LUXEMBOURG•
CH
BONNETAIN

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Reverse

A puddler (Feierstëppler) at work, symbol of the Luxembourgish steel industry surrounded by legend, face value and mint year at the bottom. In the background blast furnaces and at 8 o'clock the initials of the engraver.

Lettering:
BON POUR
2F
A.B.
1924

Engraver: Armand Bonnetain

Edge

Milled

2 Francs - Charlotte

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Comments

This coin was minted at the Brussels mint in order to replace the coupons created in 1914 and 1918 (mention "BON POUR").

The Feierstëppler symbol first appeared in 1924 on the 1 franc coin (KM# 35) and 2 francs (KM# 36) and was subsequently used to engrave coins of 50 centimes, 1 franc and 2 francs.


The Feierstëppler (a puddler) was one of the most dangerous jobs in Luxembourg's blast furnaces.

The story tells that Augustus Trémont, a Luxembourg artist and sculptor, was impressed by the sturdy stature of Mathias Gaasch, a steelworker, and decided to make it his model. Armand Bonnetain later used it to draw the engraving of his pieces.

The withdrawal of this type was ordered by the ministerial decree of 3 August 1929.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1924  1,000,000 3.46 8.20

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