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20 Centimes

20 Centimes -  obverse20 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1962-2001
Value 20 Centimes (0.20 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
References F# 156,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 332,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
Schön# 230,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
KM# 930
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Marianne in left profile wearing the Phrygian cap of liberty, a national emblem of France, is surrounded with the lettering: "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE" (French Republic)

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
LAGRIFFOUL

Engraver: Henri Lagriffoul

Henri-Albert Lagriffoul was a French sculptor who won the Prix de Rome in 1932. His work is displayed in many public spaces in France. His head of "Marianne" appeared on the French coins from 1962–66. He also competed in the art competitions at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Reverse

The face value is surrounded with a wheat ear, an olive branch and the French motto: "LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATERNITE" (liberty, equality, fraternity)

Lettering:
A.DIEUDONNE
LIBERTE·EGALITE
·FRATERNITE·
20
CENTIMES
1980

Engraver: Adrien Dieudonné

Adrien Dieudonne (1912-1982) is a medallist who authored the reverse of the French 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents minted from 1962.

Edge

Smooth

20 Centimes -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

Comments

Different privy marks throughout mintages:
Owl 1962-74 Raymond Joly
Dolphin 1975-94 Rousseau
Bee 1994-2000 Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe  2001 Gérard Buquoy

Variante pour 1997

Variante pour 2000

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1962  3,500 102.52 0.5% Essai
1962  48,200,000 0.29 0.16 0.46 0.28 0.35 25% owl mark
1963  190,330,000 0.11 0.13 0.18 0.21 0.25 0.23 1.56 43% owl mark
1964  127,546,600 0.14 0.07 0.20 0.18 0.27 2.33 0.74 35% owl mark
1965  27,059,000 0.14 0.35 0.29 0.53 15% owl mark
1966  21,762,171 0.23 0.58 0.29 13% owl mark
1967  138,782,305 0.12 0.09 0.13 0.15 0.18 3.50 0.64 34% owl mark
1968  77,411,000 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.16 0.27 28% owl mark
1969  50,576,050 0.11 0.14 0.20 0.27 24% owl mark
1970  70,050,000 0.11 0.13 0.12 0.18 3.43 24% owl mark
1971  31,092,000 0.07 0.20 0.23 0.23 4.84 18% owl mark
1972  39,755,000 0.11 0.12 0.26 0.29 1.17 22% owl mark
1973  45,319,000 0.09 0.14 0.18 0.19 2.28 21% owl mark
1974  54,348,811 0.07 0.07 0.12 0.20 0.18 2.33 3.50 25% owl mark
1975  40,622,011 0.06 0.12 0.12 0.18 0.18 5.83 2.52 19% dolphin mark
1976  117,645,711 0.15 0.18 0.18 0.18 3.50 0.50 29% dolphin mark
1977  100,365,011 0.17 0.12 0.12 0.20 0.27 2.10 26% dolphin mark
1978  125,039,011 0.07 0.16 0.18 0.15 0.23 2.09 2.10 32% dolphin mark
1979  70,040,511 0.16 0.18 0.23 0.27 5.47 9.33 20% dolphin mark
1980  20,010,011 0.18 0.18 0.23 0.47 8.17 15% dolphin mark
1981  125,000,011 0.05 0.18 0.18 0.20 0.20 3.47 3.00 32% dolphin mark
1982  150,002,511 0.14 0.12 0.18 0.18 0.23 5.83 7.04 27% dolphin mark
1983  110,000,972 0.35 0.12 0.20 0.18 0.22 4.67 2.58 29% dolphin mark
1984  200,000,447 0.06 0.12 0.14 0.20 0.23 4.67 7.00 33% dolphin mark
1985  150,002,511 0.05 0.11 0.12 0.12 0.28 2.65 1.17 26% dolphin mark
1986  40,000,011 0.12 0.12 0.23 0.25 2.36 1.17 17% dolphin mark
1987  59,996,967 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.27 3.50 4.61 24% dolphin mark
1988  223,230,576 0.11 0.12 0.14 0.23 3.83 3.50 31% dolphin mark
1989  139,996,449 0.07 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.35 3.14 3.26 28% dolphin mark
1990  50,000,011 0.23 0.12 0.13 0.29 7.00 16% dolphin mark
1991  39,990,011 0.13 0.14 0.13 0.54 7.00 16% dolphin mark
1991  2,500 0.3% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1991  6,232 0.4% dolphin mark, proof
1992  89,965,011 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.25 4.67 1.17 21% dolphin mark
1992  2,698 0.4% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1992  4,938 0.4% dolphin mark, proof
1993  109,970,011 0.18 0.16 0.18 0.29 3.05 1.52 22% dolphin mark
1993  3,095 0.4% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1993  5,309 0.4% dolphin mark, proof
1994  79,973,368 0.20 0.20 0.22 0.25 1.17 8.73 21% bee mark
1994  60,000,000 0.11 0.14 0.18 0.23 7.00 1.17 15% dolphin mark
1994  4,566 0.3% proof
1995  109,979,011 0.21 0.22 0.23 0.23 0.93 10.42 21% bee mark
1995  4,796 0.4% bee mark, proof
1996  139,984,011 0.12 0.18 0.19 0.23 0.58 0.83 27% bee mark
1996  5,319 0.6% bee mark, proof
1997  6,436 0.7% bee mark, proof
1997  436,231,513 0.15 0.16 0.13 0.19 0.41 1.86 32% bee mark; 2 varieties (see comments)
1998  25,000 17.50 0.5% bee mark, BU
1998  7,404 0.6% bee mark, In Sets only
1999  25,500 35.01 0.5% bee mark, BU
1999  10,000 0.6% bee mark, In Sets only
2000  15,000 14.00 0.4% bee mark, proof
2000  85,385,000 0.70 0.16 0.18 0.21 1.17 2.33 18% spaced date (4.2mm) and the mint mark bee further from the spike
2000  23.34 0.5% spaced date (5mm) and the mint mark bee closer to the ear
2001  125,000 8.17 2% horseshoe mark
2001  35,000 5.83 0.6% horseshoe mark, proof

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