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2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse2 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)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Aluminium-magnesium
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References F# 269,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Gad# 538,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
KM# 886a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 201a
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 -  obverse

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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 Frequency
1941  3% Essai
1941  0.30 0.30 1.37 1.28 1.28 31% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1944  0.8% Essai
1944  0.70 1.40 2.11 3.84 20% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945  16,636,896 0.15 0.49 0.49 1.08 2.43 31% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945 B 1,726,144 5.67 6.10 20.25 10% KM#886a.2
1945 C 1,164,705 4.32 10.80 15.45 75.60 8% KM#886a.3
1946  34,462,877 0.16 0.59 1.08 4.29 32% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1946 B 6,017,500 0.16 3.79 3.79 12% KM#886a.2
1947  78,984,000 0.14 0.28 0.28 0.54 1.89 4.05 54% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1947 B 26,219,500 0.17 0.43 0.54 1.45 31% KM#886a.2
1948  32,354,500 0.43 0.43 0.77 1.03 36% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1948 B 39,090,000 0.52 0.52 0.54 1.57 5.24 35% KM#886a.2
1949  13,683,500 0.22 0.78 1.41 1.41 6.97 25% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1949 B 23,955,000 0.27 0.27 1.08 7.56 27% KM#886a.2
1950  12,590,508 0.70 2.70 12.96 22% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1950 B 18,185,000 0.54 0.77 1.08 2.69 22% KM#886a.2
1958  9,906,000 0.23 0.54 3.24 21% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; owl mark
1959  17,774,500 0.41 0.41 1.26 2.47 3.79 6.00 26% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; owl mark

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