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2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse 2 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
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,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Gad# 547,
Monnaies francaises
by Francesco Pastrone
(Victor Gadoury)
F# 272,
Le Franc
by Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt
(Les Chevau-légers)
Schön# 240
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
D'APRÈS O.ROTY

Engraver: 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

© 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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1977  253 (fr) F. 272/1 - Pré-série sans le mot essai
1978  6,000 dolphin mark, Essai
1979  130,040,511 0.14 0.55 0.55 0.47 0.55 0.69 dolphin mark
1980  100,010,011 0.87 0.11 0.31 0.45 0.55 0.49 2.47 dolphin mark
1981  120,000,011 0.11 0.25 0.46 0.35 1.07 dolphin mark
1982  90,002,511 0.28 0.28 0.39 0.34 1.65 dolphin mark
1983  90,002,572 0.43 0.49 0.66 1.93 dolphin mark
1984  50,347 dolphin mark
1985  20,011 dolphin mark
1986  15,000 dolphin mark
1987  92,967 4.14 dolphin mark
1988  95,576 8.82 5.51 dolphin mark
1989  94,449 11.03 9.10 dolphin mark
1990  15,011 dolphin mark
1991  2,511 dolphin mark
1991  2,500 dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1992  65,011 8.27 dolphin mark
1992  2,698 dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1993  20,000 1.65 20.40 34.27 dolphin mark
1993  3,095 dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1994  10,000 44.11 bee mark
1994  9,970,111 1.65 0.44 dolphin mark
1995  19,011 11.03 9.93 bee mark
1996  11,980,013 0.55 0.55 bee mark
1997  9,990,013 0.83 0.72 5.51 6.07 bee mark
1998  45,025,013 0.23 0.44 0.45 1.10 0.84 bee mark
1999  25,500 26.47 bee mark, Proof
2000  25,100,013 0.55 1.01 1.17 bee mark
2001  125,000 6.07 horseshoe mark

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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