2 Francs

2 Francs -  obverse2 Francs -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Third Republic (1870-1940)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1931-1941
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 09-01-1949
References F# 268,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916996554.
Gad# 535,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
KM# 886,
  • 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.
Schön# 201
  • 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

Marianne's head left wearing a Phrygian cap decorated with a composite wreath made of olive tree leaves, oak, and wheat

Lettering:
REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
MORLON

Translation: French Republic

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Reverse

One-one cornucopia on the left and right sides

Lettering:
LIBERTE-EGALITE
FRATERNITE
2
FRANCS
1939

Translation:
Freedom Equality
Brotherhood
2
Francs
1939

Engraver: Pierre-Alexandre Morlon

Pierre-Alexandre Morlon, born in Mâcon in 1878, and d died in 1951, was a French medallist and sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

2 Francs -  obverse

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1931  1,717,167 0.55 4.77 5.96 22.64 19% (fr) F. 268/2
1931  0.5% Essai
1932  8,942,689 0.48 1.19 1.70 3.57 33% (fr) F. 268/3
1933  0.3% Essai
1933  1.79 1.79 2.38 4.77 13% thick "2"
1933  8,412,770 1.19 1.63 5.72 23% thin "2"
1934  6,895,782 1.19 2.98 7.15 22% (fr) F. 268/7
1935  297,633 35.75 35.75 45.27 6% (fr) F. 268/8
1936  12,394,328 0.24 0.36 0.26 1.19 2.38 35% 2 variants; see comments
1937  11,054,992 0.48 1.19 2.38 26% (fr) F. 268/10
1938  28,071,831 0.35 0.36 0.66 1.79 5.36 54% (fr) F. 268/11
1939  25,403,000 0.60 0.30 0.60 1.19 3.25 40% (fr) F. 268/12
1940  9,715,881 1.07 2.04 17.87 28% (fr) F. 268/13
1941  16,683,717 0.12 0.35 0.60 1.19 2.14 4.35 37% (fr) F. 268/14

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