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20 Centimes

20 Centimes -  obverse20 Centimes -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1962-2001
Value 20 Centimes (0.20 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 4 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
References KM# 930,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 332,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Schön# 230,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
F# 156
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 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

Edge

Smooth

20 Centimes -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1962  3,500 Essai
1962  48,200,000 0.14 0.45 0.38 0.38 owl mark
1963  190,330,000 0.12 0.17 0.21 0.21 owl mark
1964  127,546,600 0.07 0.17 0.17 0.24 0.40 owl mark
1965  27,059,000 0.18 0.31 0.31 1.24 owl mark
1966  21,762,171 0.51 0.49 0.49 owl mark
1967  138,782,305 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.17 1.30 owl mark
1968  77,411,000 0.12 0.12 0.22 owl mark
1969  50,576,050 0.10 0.12 0.19 0.20 owl mark
1970  70,050,000 0.10 0.11 0.11 0.14 owl mark
1971  31,092,000 0.07 0.20 0.22 0.22 4.18 owl mark
1972  39,755,000 0.10 0.11 0.26 0.26 1.11 owl mark
1973  45,319,000 0.09 0.13 0.15 0.17 5.53 owl mark
1974  54,348,811 0.09 0.11 0.20 0.20 3.32 owl mark
1975  40,622,011 0.11 0.18 0.18 4.42 dolphin mark
1976  117,645,711 0.12 0.12 0.16 0.16 0.14 dolphin mark
1977  100,365,011 0.26 0.14 0.14 0.17 0.17 1.99 dolphin mark
1978  125,039,011 0.06 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.23 2.21 dolphin mark
1979  70,040,511 0.21 0.23 0.29 0.29 8.96 dolphin mark
1980  20,010,011 0.21 0.22 0.69 8.84 dolphin mark
1981  125,000,011 0.15 0.15 0.18 0.18 2.54 2.54 dolphin mark
1982  150,002,511 0.21 0.18 0.16 0.16 0.18 5.53 dolphin mark
1983  110,000,972 0.33 0.19 0.19 0.19 3.76 3.76 dolphin mark
1984  200,000,447 0.06 0.11 0.13 0.20 0.20 4.42 6.63 dolphin mark
1985  150,002,511 0.04 0.09 0.09 0.11 0.22 3.03 7.65 dolphin mark
1986  40,000,011 0.14 0.17 0.22 0.22 5.53 dolphin mark
1987  59,996,967 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.23 4.42 5.53 dolphin mark
1988  223,230,576 0.10 0.14 0.14 0.22 2.85 2.85 dolphin mark
1989  139,996,449 0.11 0.14 0.15 0.30 3.32 3.32 dolphin mark
1990  50,000,011 0.11 0.11 0.28 6.63 dolphin mark
1991  39,990,011 0.13 0.13 0.39 6.63 dolphin mark
1991  2,500 dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1991  6,232 dolphin mark, proof
1992  89,965,011 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.25 5.53 dolphin mark
1992  2,698 dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1992  4,938 dolphin mark, proof
1993  109,970,011 0.16 0.16 0.27 2.55 dolphin mark
1993  3,095 dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1993  5,309 dolphin mark, proof
1994  79,973,368 0.25 0.23 0.23 0.83 1.38 bee mark
1994  60,000,000 0.10 0.18 0.17 0.17 dolphin mark
1994  4,566 proof
1995  109,979,011 0.22 0.19 0.19 0.74 9.95 bee mark
1995  4,796 bee mark, proof
1996  139,984,011 0.17 0.17 0.18 0.20 0.31 0.79 bee mark
1996  5,319 bee mark, proof
1997  436,231,513 0.17 0.14 0.14 0.18 0.33 3.32 bee mark
1997  6,436 bee mark, proof
1998  25,000 bee mark, BU
1998  7,404 bee mark, In Sets only
1999  25,500 33.15 bee mark, BU
1999  10,000 bee mark, In Sets only
2000  15.47 (fr) F. 156/45 - date espacée (6 mm au lieu de 5) et le différent abeille plus proche de l’épi.
2000  85,385,000 0.18 0.17 0.17 3.82 bee mark
2000  15,000 bee mark, proof
2001  125,000 7.74 horseshoe mark
2001  35,000 8.29 horseshoe mark, proof

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