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
Number N# 709
Numista (https://numista.com)
References F# 268,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
Gad# 535,
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.
KM# 886,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 201
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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 0.56 4.24 6.05 23.01 19% (fr) F. 268/2
1931  0.5% Essai
1932  8 942 689 0.48 1.21 1.82 3.63 33% (fr) F. 268/3
1933  0.3% Essai
1933  1.82 1.82 2.42 4.84 13% thick "2"
1933  8 412 770 1.21 1.66 4.84 23% thin "2"
1934  6 895 782 0.61 1.21 3.03 6.05 22% (fr) F. 268/7
1935  297 633 18.16 36.33 46.00 6% (fr) F. 268/8
1936  12 394 328 0.24 0.36 0.27 1.21 2.42 35% 2 variants; see comments
1937  11 054 992 0.36 0.48 1.21 2.42 26% (fr) F. 268/10
1938  28 071 831 0.36 0.36 0.67 1.82 5.45 54% (fr) F. 268/11
1939  25 403 000 0.61 0.30 0.61 1.21 3.29 40% (fr) F. 268/12
1940  9 715 881 1.09 2.07 18.16 28% (fr) F. 268/13
1941  16 683 717 0.12 0.35 0.61 1.21 2.16 4.42 37% (fr) F. 268/14

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