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20 Centimes

20 Centimes -  obverse 20 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Type Common coin
Years 1962-2001
Value 20 Centimes (0.20 FRF)
Metal Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17-02-2002
References KM# 930, Gad# 332, Schön# 230, F# 156
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)

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 facial 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

Edge

Smooth

20 Centimes

© Cyrillius

Comments

Different privy marks throughout mintages:
Owl 1958-74 Raymond Joly
Dolphin 1974-94 Rousseau
Bee 1994- Pierre Rodier

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1962  48,200,000 owl mark
1962 ESSAI Essai
1963  190,330,000 owl mark
1964  127,521,000 owl mark
1965  27,024,000 owl mark
1966  21,755,000 owl mark
1967  138,780,000 owl mark
1968  77,408,000 owl mark
1969  50,570,000 owl mark
1970  70,040,000 owl mark
1971  31,080,000 owl mark
1972  39,740,000 owl mark
1973  45,240,000 owl mark
1974  54,250,000 owl mark
1975  40,570,000 dolphin mark
1976  117,610,000 dolphin mark
1977  100,340,000 dolphin mark
1978  125,015,000 dolphin mark
1979  70,000,000 dolphin mark
1980  19,950,000 dolphin mark
1981  124,974,000 dolphin mark
1982  149,975,000 dolphin mark
1983  109,984,400 dolphin mark
1984  199,986,600 dolphin mark
1985  149,990,000 dolphin mark
1986  39,985,000 dolphin mark
1987  59,985,000 dolphin mark
1988  223,220,000 dolphin mark
1989  139,985,000 dolphin mark
1990  49,990,000 dolphin mark
1991  39,990,000 dolphin mark
1991  dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1991  6,232 dolphin mark, proof
1992  89,965,000 dolphin mark
1992  dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1992  4,938 dolphin mark, proof
1993  109,970,000 dolphin mark
1993  dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1993  5,309 dolphin mark, proof
1994  79,970,061 bee mark
1994  60,000,000 dolphin mark
1994  4,566 proof
1995  109,975,000 bee mark
1995  4,796 bee mark, proof
1996  139,979,000 bee mark
1996  5,319 bee mark, proof
1996  Medal alignment
1997  436,216,500 bee mark
1997  6,436 bee mark, proof
1998  25,000 (fr) BU (Abeille)
1998  7,404 bee mark, In Sets only
1999  25,500 (fr) BU (Abeille)
1999  10,000 bee mark, In Sets only
2000  15,000 (fr) BE (Abeille)
2000  85,385,000 bee mark
2001  35,000 (fr) BE (Fer à cheval)
2001  125,000 horseshoe mark

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