2 Euro Cent

2 Euro Cent -  obverse2 Euro Cent -  reverse

© Florino28

Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2021
Value 2 Euro Cent
0.02 EUR = 0.024 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 98
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1283,
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# 652,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Gad# 2 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

A young, feminine Marianne with determined features that embody the desire for a sound and lasting Europe. Around 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union.

Lettering: RF 2006 F. COURTIADE

Engraver: Fabienne Courtiade

Reverse

A globe, next to the face value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Lettering: 2 EURO CENT LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Smooth with a groove running circumferentially around the edge of the coin

2 Euro Cent -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

Comments

Different Mint Master Marks

  • Pierre Rodier, from 1999 to 2000, a mark of a bee
  • Gerard Buquoy, from 2001 to 2002, a mark of a horseshoe
  • Serge Levet, in 2003, a mark of a stylised heart with the initials of the mint master (SL)
  • Hubert Lariviere, from 2004 to 2010, a mark of a hunting horn with a wave and a fish
  • Yves Sampo, since 2011, a mark of a Pentagon with letters AG, MP and YS

BUNC Sets Released
  • 1999 - 35000 Annual Coin Sets
  • 2000 - 35000 Annual Coin Sets
  • 2001 - 35000 Annual Coin Sets
  • 2002 - 145563 Annual Coin Sets + 19727 The Little Prince Coin Sets
  • 2003 - 109407 Annual Coin Sets + 10094 The Little Prince Coin Sets + 12638 Tourism Coin Sets (Eiffel Tower)
  • 2004 - 120000 Annual Coin Sets + 5399 The Little Prince Coin Sets + 3704 Tourism Coin Sets (Provence)
  • 2005 - 69999 Annual Coin Sets + 2611 Moebius Coin Sets + 2541 Tourism Coin Sets (Garonne)
  • 2006 - 70000 Annual Coin Sets + 20 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2007 - 50000 Annual Coin Sets + 20 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2008 - 50000 Annual Coin Sets + 20 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2009 - 50000 Annual Coin Sets + 3 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 or 1000 issues each
  • 2010 - 50000 Annual Coin Sets + 9 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each + 1000 Coin Sets Jour de la Monnaie (Guest Of Honour)
  • 2011 - 40000 Annual Coin Sets + 5 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2012 - 40000 Annual Coin Sets + 6 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2013 - 25000 Annual Coin Sets + 7 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2014 - 25000 Annual Coin Sets + 7 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2015 - 25000 Annual Coin Sets + 7 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2016 - 25000 Annual Coin Sets + 7 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2017 - 25000 Annual Coin Sets + 5 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2018 - 25000 Annual Coin Sets + 7 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2019 - 15000 Annual Coin Sets + 2 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each
  • 2020 - 15000 Annual Coin Sets + 5 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each + 2 different illustrated Coin Sets of 500 issues each with the 2€ 2020 Charles De Gaulle commemorative coin instead of the regular 2€ coin

PROOF Sets Released
  • From 1999 to 2012 - Annual Coin Sets
  • 2013 - Annual Coin Sets + Annual Coin Sets Prestige with the 100€ gold coin of The Sower - Pessac Site
  • From 2014 to the present - Annual Coin Sets

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999  702 104 013 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.06 0.22 0.36 55%
1999  35 000 2.42 1.3% In Sets only
1999  15 000 11.96 0.6% Proof
2000  510 155 013 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.12 0.61 33%
2000  35 000 1.82 1.3% In Sets only
2000  15 000 7.27 0.5% Proof
2001  249 110 593 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.24 0.48 27%
2001  35 000 2.68 1.2% In Sets only
2001  15 000 6.05 0.6% Proof
2002  165 290 2.42 3.63 4% In Sets only
2002  21 453 10.66 0.4% Proof
2003  160 237 009 0.04 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.61 24%
2003  132 139 1.82 2% In Sets only
2003  40 000 0.5% Proof
2004  300 184 009 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.05 0.61 29%
2004  175 000 1.38 1.8% In Sets only
2004  11 033 6.05 0.6% Proof
2005  260 307 009 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.12 0.48 27%
2005  120 000 1.82 1.5% In Sets only
2005  8 519 0.28 0.4% Proof
2006  283 080 009 0.04 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.42 27%
2006  80 000 1.57 1.5% In Sets only
2006  9 811 0.13 0.5% Proof
2007  200 050 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.30 25%
2007  60 000 1.82 1.5% In Sets only
2007  7 500 0.5% Proof
2008  386 500 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.19 30%
2008  60 000 1.82 1.5% In Sets only
2008  7 500 0.6% Proof
2009  343 120 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.12 0.24 25%
2009  52 000 1.38 1.5% In Sets only
2009  7 500 0.5% Proof
2010  277 000 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.61 27%
2010  55 500 1.38 1.6% In Sets only
2010  8 992 0.5% Proof
2011  250 000 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.61 24%
2011  42 500 1.95 1.5% In Sets only
2011  9 000 6.05 0.6% Proof
2012  278 000 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.61 22%
2012  43 000 1.82 1.6% In Sets only
2012  7 804 6.05 0.5% Proof
2013  220 644 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.61 20%
2013  28 500 2.42 1.6% In Sets only
2013  6 661 6.26 0.4% Proof
2014  210 000 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.02 16%
2014  28 500 2.42 1.6% In Sets only
2014  5 338 6.05 0.4% Proof
2015  199 000 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.07 14%
2015  28 500 2.42 1.4% In Set
2015  7 500 0.5% Proof
2016  192 000 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.16 11%
2016  28 500 2.42 1.6% In Set
2016  7 500 0.3% Proof
2017  200 000 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05 0.17 10%
2017  27 500 2.42 1.2% In Set
2017  7 500 0.4% Proof
2018  142 600 000 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.08 7%
2018  28 500 2.42 1.0% In Set
2018  7 500 0.3% Proof
2019  161 280 000 0.02 0.02 1.21 3%
2019  16 000 2.42 1.0% (fr) BU
2019  7 500 0.13% Proof
2020  0.2%
2020  18 500 2.42 0.9% (fr) BU
2020  7 500 0.19% Proof
2021  0.91 0.4%
2021  3.63 0.6% (fr) BU
2021  0.14% Proof

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