France 2000 euro

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
from the Mountain Groan Collection

The specimen shown is an example of a type struck in France 1999-2006. France began minting euros in 1999. The hexagon on the obverse, also used on the two euro coin, refers to a common nickname for metropolitan France.

Recorded mintage: 297,270,013 plus 35,000 proofs.

Specification: 7.5 g., Bi-Metallic Copper-Nickel center in Brass ring, 23.3 mm diameter. Obv: Stylized tree divides RF within circle, date below by Joaquin Jimenez; Rev: Denomination and map by Luc Luycx; Edge: Reeded and plain sections.

Catalog reference: KM 1288, Gad-7.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001 to date, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2009.

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