France 2002 2 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 one euro coin, refers to a common nickname for metropolitan France.

Recorded mintage: 153,700,000.

Specification: 8.52 g., Bi-Metallic Brass center in Copper-Nickel ring, 25.6 mm diameter. Obv: Stylized tree divides RF within circle, date below by Joaquin Jimenez. Rev: Denomination and map by Luc Luycx Edge: Reeding with 2's and stars.

Catalog reference: KM 1289.

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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