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2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse 2 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1941-1959
Value 2 Francs (2)
Metal 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  0.22 3.37 1.34 1.05 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1941 ESSAI Essai
1944  0.33 1.24 2.11 56.23 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1944 B KM#886a.2
1944 ESSAI Essai
1945  16,636,896 0.93 0.34 1.24 2.49 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945 B 1,726,144 7.87 28.82 KM#886a.2
1945 C 1,164,705 5.06 11.25 13.50 KM#886a.3
1946  34,462,877 0.56 0.67 1.12 16.87 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1946 B 6,017,500 1.21 4.50 4.50 KM#886a.2
1947  78,984,000 0.34 0.28 0.56 1.97 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1947 B 26,219,500 0.18 0.34 0.56 1.69 KM#886a.2
1948  32,354,500 0.20 0.34 0.80 4.50 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1948 B 39,090,000 0.09 0.34 0.56 1.63 KM#886a.2
1949  13,683,500 0.56 0.56 1.16 6.16 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1949 B 23,955,000 0.30 0.30 1.12 12.93 KM#886a.2
1950  12,590,508 0.28 2.81 19.90 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1950 B 18,185,000 0.37 1.12 1.12 11.53 KM#886a.2
1958  9,906,000 0.21 0.56 2.89 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; owl mark
1959  17,774,500 0.26 1.27 3.13 KM#886a.1; cornucopia; owl mark

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