2 Francs - Napoléon I


Issuer France
Emperor Napoleon I (Napoléon Ier) (1804-1814, 1815)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1807-1808
Value 2 Francs
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17 June 1868
Number N# 37234
References F# 254,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 500,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 684
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.


Portrait right

Script: Latin


Engraver: Pierre-Joseph Tiolier Read more on Wikipedia

Pierre-Joseph Tiolier was a French engraver who was appointed the 15th Engraver-General of France.


2 Francs in a laurel wreath.Automatically translated

Script: Latin


Engraver: Pierre-Joseph Tiolier Read more on Wikipedia

Pierre-Joseph Tiolier was a French engraver who was appointed the 15th Engraver-General of France.


Inscriptions in hollowAutomatically translated



A Paris, France (600-1973)
B Rouen, France (?-1858)
I Limoges, France (?-1837)
K Bordeaux, France (?-1880)
L Bayonne, France (?-1837)
M Toulouse, France (?-1837)
MA Marseille, France (?-1858)
Q Perpignan, France (?-1837)
U Turin, Italy
W Lille, France (1685-1858)


rooster Charles-Pierre de l'Espine, Mint Master, Paris (1797-1821)
paschal lamb Joseph Lambert, Mint Master, Rouen (1804-1817)
handshake Martial Parant, Mint Master, Limoges (1803-1822)
fish Étienne Froidevaux, Mint Master, Geneva (1804-1805), Bordeaux (1805-1809)
tulip Pierre-Romain Darripe, Mint Master, Bayonne (1803-1810)
hammer Daumy, Mint Master, Toulouse (1806-1811)
star Cyprien Galliard, Mint Master, Marseille (1801-1809)
grape Jean-Marie de Sainte-Croix, Mint Master, Perpignan (1797-1828)
heart Vittorio Modesto Paroletti, Mint Master, Turin (1804-1813)
caduceus Louis-Théophile-François Lepage, Mint Master, Lille (1796-1817)


F. 254/1
Corner variant without final numeral. Contrary to the opinion of some authors, this coin comes from a manufacturing error of the Monnaie de Paris which was made in 1808 and which was put into circulation as shown by the strong wear of our copy. It is therefore in no way a pre-series or a trial. The exact quantity of these coins put into circulation is unknown. See on this subject Stéphane Desrousseaux, La monnaie en circulation en France sous Napoléon, Paris, 2012, pages 331-332.Automatically translated

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1807 A rooster 18 489 5% KM#684.1
ND (1808) A rooster 0% (fr) F. 254/1 - le dernier chiffre de la date n'a pas été poinçonné sur le coin
1808 A rooster 1 099 420 21% 8/7 - KM#684.1
1808 A rooster 62% KM#684.1
1808 B paschal lamb 160 437 18% KM#684.2
1808 I handshake 106 201 16% KM#684.3
1808 K fish 37 771 3% KM#684.4
1808 L tulip 18 630 1.6% KM#684.5
1808 M hammer 27 758 1.6% KM#684.6
1808 MA star 7 664 1.6% KM#684.7 "wheel"
1808 Q grape 4 959 1.6% KM#684.8
1808 U heart 2 291 1.6% KM#684.9
1808 W caduceus 39 848 5% KM#684.10

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Francs - Napoléon I
Auction 79
Lot 285
Internet Archive
Mar 21, 2023 Undetermined F USD 59.17
(EUR 56.00)
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