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2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse 2 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1898-1920
Value 2 Francs (2)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2005
References KM# 845,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 532,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 266,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Schön# 188
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Figure, left, sowing seed "La Semeuse"

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
O. Roty

Translation:
FRENCH REPUBLIC
O. Roty

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Louis Oscar Roty is a French sculptor and medalist, born in Paris on June 11, 1846, and died in the same city on March 23, 1911.

Reverse

Leafy branch divides denomination and date

Lettering:
LIBERTE·EGALITE·FRATERNITE
2
FRANCS
1918

Translation:
LIBERTY·EQUALITY·BROTHERSHIP
2
FRANCS
1918

Engraver: Louis-Oscar Roty

Louis Oscar Roty is a French sculptor and medalist, born in Paris on June 11, 1846, and died in the same city on March 23, 1911.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1898  (fr) à confirmer - pré-série - grand 2
1898  5,000,000 5.54 5.85 8.31 24.93 KM#845.1
1898 FM (fr) F. 266/2 - KM#845.1 - flan mat
1899  3,500,000 6.65 7.65 22.71 KM#845.1
1900  450,938 55.40 KM#845.1
1900 FM 49,062 (fr) F. 266/5 - KM#845.1 - flan mat
1901  1,860,000 16.62 23.82 KM#845.1
1902  2,000,000 6.70 38.78 KM#845.1
1904  1,500,000 16.62 13.02 KM#845.1
1905  2,000,000 9.42 17.73 KM#845.1
1908  2,501,808 8.65 19.94 KM#845.1
1909  1,000,265 13.30 29.83 KM#845.1
1910  2,190,000 12.19 13.30 KM#845.1
1912  1,000,000 29.92 KM#845.1
1913  500,000 44.32 41.55 KM#845.1
1914  5,718,526 4.43 11.91 49.86 KM#845.1
1914 C 461,647 16.62 35.46 KM#845.2
1915  13,963,409 4.43 13.30 36.01 KM#845.1
1916  17,886,653 5.52 4.65 8.49 12.52 KM#845.1
1917  16,555,357 5.54 6.65 10.16 KM#845.1
1918  12,026,147 4.49 4.99 8.86 11.08 5.21 KM#845.1
1919  9,260,934 5.89 5.54 11.34 10.64 KM#845.1
1920  3,013,677 6.54 8.86 30.47 KM#845.1

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