2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse2 Francs -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Country France
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,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 538,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 886a,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 201a
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQVE 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

© Eagle68

Mints

Paris, France (864-date)
B Beaumont-le-Roger, France
C Castelsarrasin, France

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  2% Essai, struck during French Occupation
1941  0.24 0.24 1.22 1.22 1.09 31% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark, struck during French Occupation
1944  0.7% Essai
1944  1.22 1.22 2.37 4.40 20% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945  16,636,896 0.27 1.01 0.61 1.22 2.82 9.14 30% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1945 B 1,726,144 6.38 4.86 22.78 1.22 9% KM#886a.2
1945 C 1,164,705 6.08 7.29 14.58 42.53 8% KM#886a.3
1946  34,462,877 0.06 0.24 0.67 1.22 2.43 32% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1946 B 6,017,500 0.18 4.07 4.56 1.65 12% KM#886a.2
1947  78,984,000 0.24 0.30 0.30 0.61 2.13 6.51 4.27 53% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1947 B 26,219,500 0.19 0.61 0.61 1.62 6.71 30% KM#886a.2
1948  32,354,500 0.30 0.36 0.86 1.22 3.89 2.86 36% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1948 B 39,090,000 0.12 0.61 0.61 1.75 2.19 34% KM#886a.2
1949  13,683,500 0.24 0.73 1.22 1.22 7.46 24% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1949 B 23,955,000 0.30 0.44 1.22 8.51 27% KM#886a.2
1950  12,590,508 0.41 0.61 2.04 6.08 22% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; wing mark
1950 B 18,185,000 0.73 0.73 1.22 3.04 22% KM#886a.2
1958  9,906,000 0.27 1.08 4.13 5.43 20% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; owl mark
1959  17,774,500 0.43 0.61 1.22 2.43 2.92 6.51 26% KM#886a.1; cornucopia; owl mark

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