2 Francs

2 Francs - obverse2 Francs - reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 – Reverse © Jérémy Pureur

Features

Issuer 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 7.5 g
Diameter 26.5 mm
Thickness 1.71 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 17 February 2005
Number
N#
7
References KM# 942.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Gad# 547,
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
F# 272,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-Légers, Paris, France.
Schön# 240
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
D'APRÈS O.ROTY

Translation: French Republic

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)

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE
2
FRANCS
1989

Edge

Milled (widely spaced)

2 Francs -  obverse

© ZacUK

Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Marks

Dolphin Émile Rousseau, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1974-1994)
Bee Pierre Rodier, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1994-2000)
Horseshoe Gérard Buquoy, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2000-2002)

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  Dolphin 6 000 $ 110 0.3% dolphin mark, Essai
1979  Dolphin 130 040 511 $ 0.12 $ 0.14 $ 0.42 $ 0.43 $ 0.48 $ 0.54 $ 0.90 54% dolphin mark
1980  Dolphin 100 010 011 $ 0.14 $ 0.15 $ 0.33 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 $ 0.50 $ 2.20 44% dolphin mark
1981  Dolphin 120 000 011 $ 0.15 $ 0.22 $ 0.25 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.47 $ 1.60 49% dolphin mark
1982  Dolphin 90 002 511 $ 0.15 $ 0.16 $ 0.33 $ 0.37 $ 0.37 $ 0.64 $ 1.60 41% dolphin mark
1983  Dolphin 90 002 572 $ 0.13 $ 0.33 $ 0.47 $ 0.54 $ 0.85 $ 1.10 21% dolphin mark
1984  Dolphin 50 347 $ 6.00 $ 7.60 $ 15 $ 76 0.9% dolphin mark
1985  Dolphin 20 011 $ 30 0.8% dolphin mark
1986  Dolphin 15 000 $ 54 0.6% dolphin mark
1987  Dolphin 92 967 $ 4.30 $ 13 $ 25 1.5% dolphin mark
1988  Dolphin 95 576 $ 6.90 $ 6.90 $ 6.90 1.9% dolphin mark
1989  Dolphin 94 449 $ 5.40 $ 8.70 $ 11 2% dolphin mark
1990  Dolphin 15 011 $ 43 $ 49 $ 67 0.8% dolphin mark
1991  Dolphin 2 511 0.3% dolphin mark
1991  Dolphin 2 500 0.15% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1992  Dolphin 65 011 $ 13 $ 22 1.2% dolphin mark
1992  Dolphin 2 698 0.17% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1993  Dolphin 20 000 $ 1.10 $ 2.50 $ 5.40 $ 16 $ 24 4% dolphin mark
1993  Dolphin 3 095 0.4% dolphin mark, axis: medal alignment
1994  Bee 10 000 $ 22 $ 43 1.7% bee mark
1994  Dolphin 9 970 111 $ 0.54 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 1.90 $ 1.90 11% dolphin mark
1995  Bee 19 011 $ 4.30 $ 7.80 $ 9.80 $ 11 2% bee mark
1996  Bee 11 980 013 $ 0.33 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 11% bee mark
1997  15 000 0.09% (fr) F.272/25 - BU
1997  Bee 9 990 013 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.49 $ 0.98 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.40 11% bee mark
1998  Bee 45 025 013 $ 0.27 $ 0.33 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 22% bee mark
1998  25 000 0.09% BU
1999  Bee 25 500 $ 22 1.0% bee mark, Proof
2000  Bee 25 100 013 $ 0.33 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.83 $ 0.83 $ 1.40 19% bee mark
2000  100 000 $ 5.40 0.19% BU
2001  Horseshoe 125 000 $ 4.30 $ 6.00 3% horseshoe mark

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