2 Euro Cents

2 Euro Cents - obverse2 Euro Cents - reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2024
Value 2 Euro Cents
0.02 EUR = USD 0.021
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
98
References KM# 1283,
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.
Schön# 652,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.
Gad# 2 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: RF 2006 F. COURTIADE

Engraver: Fabienne Courtiade

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 EURO CENT LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Edge

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

2 Euro Cents -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

Marks

Bee Pierre Rodier, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (1994-2000)
Horseshoe Gérard Buquoy, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2000-2002)
Heart Serge Levet, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2002-2003)
Hunting horn Hubert Larivière, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2003-2011)
Workshop floret Yves Sampo, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2011-2020)
Rhinoceros Joaquin Jimenez, General coin engraver, Monnaie de Paris (2020-date)

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, from 2011 to 2020, a mark of a Pentagon with letters AG, MP and YS
  • Joaquin Jimenez, since 2021, a mark of a square with a circle and a broken line in the small square

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  Bee 702 104 013 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.19 $ 0.32 52%
1999  Bee 35 000 $ 2.10 1.3% BU set
1999  Bee 15 000 $ 8.00 0.6% Proof
2000  Bee 510 155 013 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.11 $ 0.43 31%
2000  Bee 35 000 $ 2.10 1.3% BU set
2000  Bee 15 000 $ 11 0.4% Proof
2001  Horseshoe 249 110 593 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 25%
2001  Horseshoe 35 000 $ 2.10 1.1% BU set
2001  Horseshoe 15 000 $ 11 0.6% Proof
2002  Horseshoe 165 290 $ 2.10 $ 2.40 $ 2.50 4% In BU sets only
2002  Horseshoe 21 453 $ 11 0.4% Proof
2003  Heart 160 237 009 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.06 $ 0.21 23%
2003  Heart 132 139 $ 1.00 2% BU set
2003  Heart 40 000 $ 11 0.5% Proof
2004  Hunting horn 300 184 009 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.53 28%
2004  Hunting horn 129 103 $ 1.20 1.6% BU set
2004  Hunting horn 11 033 $ 11 0.5% Proof
2005  Hunting horn 260 307 009 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 25%
2005  Hunting horn 120 000 $ 1.30 1.4% BU set
2005  Hunting horn 8 519 $ 5.30 0.4% Proof
2006  Hunting horn 283 080 009 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 26%
2006  Hunting horn 80 000 $ 1.30 1.5% BU set
2006  Hunting horn 9 811 $ 5.30 0.4% Proof
2007  Hunting horn 200 050 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 $ 0.24 23%
2007  Hunting horn 60 000 $ 1.40 1.3% BU set
2007  Hunting horn 7 500 $ 8.40 0.4% Proof
2008  Hunting horn 386 500 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.04 28%
2008  Hunting horn 60 000 $ 1.60 1.3% BU set
2008  Hunting horn 7 500 $ 12 0.5% Proof
2009  Hunting horn 343 120 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.16 24%
2009  Hunting horn 52 000 $ 1.10 1.4% BU set
2009  Hunting horn 7 500 $ 6.90 0.5% Proof
2010  Hunting horn 277 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 25%
2010  Hunting horn 55 500 $ 1.20 1.5% BU set
2010  Hunting horn 8 992 $ 12 0.4% Proof
2011  Workshop floret 250 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.53 23%
2011  Workshop floret 42 500 $ 1.70 1.3% BU set
2011  Workshop floret 9 000 $ 12 0.5% Proof
2012  Workshop floret 278 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.33 21%
2012  Workshop floret 43 000 $ 1.60 1.3% BU set
2012  Workshop floret 7 804 $ 12 0.4% Proof
2013  Workshop floret 220 644 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.53 19%
2013  Workshop floret 28 500 $ 2.10 1.3% BU set
2013  Workshop floret 6 661 $ 12 0.4% Proof
2014  Workshop floret 210 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 17%
2014  Workshop floret 28 500 $ 2.10 1.3% BU set
2014  Workshop floret 5 338 $ 12 0.3% Proof
2015  Workshop floret 199 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.05 14%
2015  Workshop floret 28 500 $ 2.10 1.2% BU set
2015  Workshop floret 7 500 $ 13 0.4% Proof
2016  Workshop floret 192 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.34 13%
2016  Workshop floret 28 500 $ 2.10 1.3% BU set
2016  Workshop floret 7 500 $ 13 0.2% Proof
2017  Workshop floret 200 000 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 $ 0.11 11%
2017  Workshop floret 27 500 $ 2.10 1.0% BU set
2017  Workshop floret 7 500 $ 13 0.3% Proof
2018  Workshop floret 142 600 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.13 9%
2018  Workshop floret 28 500 $ 2.10 1.0% BU set
2018  Workshop floret 7 500 $ 11 0.2% Proof
2019  Workshop floret 161 280 000 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.53 6%
2019  Workshop floret 16 000 $ 3.20 1.0% BU set
2019  Workshop floret 7 500 0.14% Proof
2020  Workshop floret $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.04 3%
2020  Workshop floret 18 500 $ 3.20 0.9% BU set
2020  Workshop floret 7 500 $ 8.60 0.2% Proof
2021  Rhinoceros $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.13 6%
2021  Rhinoceros 15 000 $ 3.20 1.0% BU set
2021  Rhinoceros 0.3% Proof
2022  Rhinoceros $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.21 4%
2022  Rhinoceros 25 000 $ 1.60 1.2% BU set
2022  Rhinoceros 10 000 $ 0.75 0.3% Proof
2023  Rhinoceros $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 $ 0.02 2%
2023  Rhinoceros 25 000 $ 1.60 0.8% BU set
2023  Rhinoceros 7 500 0.19% Proof
2024  Rhinoceros 0.06%
2024  Rhinoceros $ 1.20 0.3% BU
2024  Rhinoceros 0.08% Proof

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