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2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse 2 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fourth Republic (1946-1958)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1959
Value 2 Francs (2)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References KM# 886a, Gad# 538, F# 269, Schön# 201a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Wreathed female head facing left, lettering around edge both sides, engraver's name behind head.

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
MORLON

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Reverse

A cornucopia on each side, lettering at top, value in middle with date below. Privy mark to right of date.
If there is a B or C Mintmark it is in the gap between the two bases, below date.

Lettering:
LIBERTE-EGALITE
FRATERNITE
2
FRANCS
1958

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

2 Francs

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Comments

Mint letters:
None = Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
B = Beaumont-le-Roger, Normandy, France
C = Castelsarassin, Midi-Pyrénées, France


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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1941  Essai
1941  0.30 3.33 1.11 0.98 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1944  Essai
1944  0.32 1.22 2.02 55.43 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945  16,636,896 0.92 0.44 1.14 2.45 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945 B 1,726,144 2.22 20.79 KM#886a.2
1945 C 1,164,705 4.99 11.09 13.30 157.99 KM#886a.3
1946  34,462,877 0.55 0.67 1.11 11.09 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1946 B 6,017,500 3.33 3.33 KM#886a.2
1947  78,984,000 0.33 0.29 0.54 1.95 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1947 B 26,219,500 0.19 0.33 0.55 1.50 KM#886a.2
1948  32,354,500 0.63 0.33 0.79 4.43 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1948 B 39,090,000 0.83 0.44 0.55 1.60 KM#886a.2
1949  13,683,500 0.55 0.55 1.15 5.63 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1949 B 23,955,000 0.30 0.31 1.11 11.09 KM#886a.2
1950  12,590,508 0.28 2.77 18.12 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1950 B 18,185,000 0.37 0.67 1.11 2.86 KM#886a.2
1958  9,906,000 0.23 0.55 2.85 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; owl mark
1959  17,774,500 0.26 1.11 2.55 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; owl mark

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