France 1913 2 centimes
The specimen shown is a two centimes of a type struck under the Third Republic of France 1898-1920. All are Paris mint issues. There are 19 dates in the series, some expensive but only the 1900 and 1907 are rare. The 1913 is a common date. The total production for the series is about 23 million. The design was also used on bronze one, five and ten centimes of the Belle Epoque. All the bronze two centimes pieces were demonetized in 1940, by which time they were worthless.
Specification: bronze, 2 g, 20 mm diameter, plain edge, designed by Jean-Baptiste Daniel-Dupuis (1849-99).
Recorded Mintage: 1,750,000.
Catalog reference: F.110/16, Gad-107; KM 828.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.