2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse2 Francs -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 - Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1977-2001
Value 2 Francs (2 FRF)
Currency New franc (1960-2001)
Composition Nickel
Weight 7.52 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.71 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 02-17-2002
References KM# 942.1,
  • 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.
Gad# 547,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
F# 272,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Schön# 240
  • 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

The Sower, designed by Oscar Roty in 1900: a national emblem of the French Republic

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
D'APRÈS O.ROTY

Engravers: Atelier de gavure, d'après Louis-Oscar ROTY

Reverse

An olive branch and an oak branch, behind the face value, are surrounded with the French motto: "LIBERTE - EGALITE - FRATERNITE" (liberty, equality, fraternity)

Lettering:
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE
2
FRANCS
1979

Edge

Milled (widely spaced)

2 Francs -  obverse

© ZacUK

Comments

Different privy marks throughout mintages:
Without 1977
Dolphin 1978-94 Rousseau
Bee 1994-2000 Pierre Rodier
Horseshoe  2001 Gérard Buquoy

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977  253 0.5% (fr) F. 272/1 - Pré-série sans le mot essai
1978  6,000 122.56 0.3% dolphin mark, Essai
1979  130,040,511 0.06 0.16 0.49 0.57 0.51 0.61 1.03 54% dolphin mark
1980  100,010,011 0.81 0.12 0.38 0.52 0.59 0.58 2.72 44% dolphin mark
1981  120,000,011 0.24 0.20 0.28 0.49 0.47 0.95 1.66 49% dolphin mark
1982  90,002,511 0.25 0.30 0.36 0.45 0.42 0.93 1.82 42% dolphin mark
1983  90,002,572 0.25 0.47 0.52 0.61 0.74 1.66 22% dolphin mark
1984  50,347 18.20 17.00 32.79 0.9% dolphin mark
1985  20,011 72.86 0.8% dolphin mark
1986  15,000 0.6% dolphin mark
1987  92,967 6.07 36.43 1.5% dolphin mark
1988  95,576 4.86 6.07 6.07 1.9% dolphin mark
1989  94,449 6.07 13.36 7.89 2% dolphin mark
1990  15,011 47.36 74.80 0.8% dolphin mark
1991  2,511 0.4% dolphin mark
1991  2,500 0.12% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1992  65,011 12.14 23.07 6.07 1.3% dolphin mark
1992  2,698 0.16% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1993  20,000 6.07 20.64 26.88 4% dolphin mark
1993  3,095 0.5% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1994  10,000 48.57 2% bee mark
1994  9,970,111 0.61 1.21 1.21 3.92 1.21 11% dolphin mark
1995  19,011 4.25 9.11 10.93 12.14 2% bee mark
1996  11,980,013 0.36 0.61 0.61 1.38 12% bee mark
1997  9,990,013 0.55 1.03 1.21 3.64 1.21 12% bee mark
1998  45,025,013 0.47 0.47 0.61 0.73 1.21 1.21 23% bee mark
1999  25,500 36.43 1.0% bee mark, Proof
2000  25,100,013 0.36 0.61 0.61 0.97 2.43 2.19 20% bee mark
2001  125,000 6.68 3% horseshoe mark

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