2 Francs Chambers of Commerce

2 Francs (Chambers of Commerce) -  obverse2 Francs (Chambers of Commerce) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1920-1927
Value 2 Francs (2)
Currency Franc (1795-1959)
Composition Copper-aluminium
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1 September 1949
Number N# 699
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References F# 267,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 533,
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 877
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Mercury, the god of commerce (god of abundance and commercial success)

Lettering:
COMMERCE INDUSTRIE
DOMARD INV.
1921

Engraver: Joseph-François Domard

Joseph-François Domard was a French coin and medals engraver.

Reverse

Denomination in center, lettering surrounding

Lettering:
✿ CHAMBRES·DE·COMMERCE·DE·FRANCE
BON POUR
2
FRANCS
BR. AL.

Engraver: Joseph-François Domard

Joseph-François Domard was a French coin and medals engraver.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

[u] Regarding open and closed figures: [/ u]
These are not different corners but varieties of striking, therefore artifacts with obstructed corners. For lovers of these varieties, we can simply note that all 2 exist either open or closed, but that they are closed only by a small remnant of metal which got stuck there and not because of a corner differently engraved. We note the existence of 2 incompletely closed.
Extract from Franc 10

Trial strike

Variety 2 open or 2 close


Variety 2 et 4 open or 2 et 4 close

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1920  0.4% F. 267/1 - Trial strike, see comments
1920  14 362 786 $ 17 $ 12 $ 20 6% F. 267/2 - See comments
1921  $ 0.58 $ 0.68 $ 1.13 $ 6.28 $ 13 32% F. 267/3 - See comments
1922  29 462 887 $ 0.08 $ 0.57 $ 0.57 $ 1.13 $ 2.06 47% F. 267/4 - See comments
1923  43 960 369 $ 0.08 $ 0.26 $ 0.57 $ 1.13 $ 2.15 $ 7.68 57% F. 267/5 - See comments
1924  29 631 410 $ 0.23 $ 0.52 $ 0.85 $ 1.47 $ 3.85 37% F. 267/6 - See comments
1925  31 606 872 $ 0.34 $ 0.57 $ 1.13 $ 2.13 $ 17 45% F. 267/7 - See comments
1926  2 962 351 $ 5.10 $ 5.67 $ 9.06 $ 48 13% F. 267/8 - See comments
1927  1 678 263 $ 170 $ 170 1.7% F. 267/9 - See comments

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