French euro coins

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French euro coins feature three separate designs for the three series of coins. The minor series was designed by Fabienne Courtiade, the middle one by Laurent Jurio and the major two coins are by Joaquin Jimenez. All designs share the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint as well as the letters "RF" for République Française (French Republic).

French euro design[edit]

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins. To coincide with the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the 20th anniversary of euro coins, the French national designs on the 1 and 2 euro coins have been changed. The new designs were approved by the Council of the European Union on 26 July 2021 and have been revealed to the public on 16 December 2021 ahead of their entry into circulation in 2022.[1][2]

Depiction of French euro coinage | Obverse side
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Portrait of Marianne, the symbol of the first French Republic.
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The sower, a theme carried over from the former franc.
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for a total of 12 stars
A stylised tree contained in a hexagon with the motto Liberté Egalité Fraternité

French series 2024 Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Number Design
2021 1 racing Marianne; Eiffel Tower
2022 2 Génie de la Liberté throwing discus; Arc de Triomphe
2023 3 The Sower [fr] practicing pugilism; Pont-Neuf
2024 4 Hercules;TBA

Circulating Mintage quantities[edit]

The following table shows the mintage quantity for all French euro coins, per denomination, per year.[3]

Face Value €0,01 €0,02 €0,05 €0,10 €0,20 €0,50 €1,00 €2,00
1999 794 066 000 702 119 000 616 242 000 447 299 600 454 341 200 105 803 600 301 100 000 56 745 000
2000 605 282 000 510 170 000 280 114 000 297 482 000 149 003 600 179 546 000 297 320 000 171 170 000
2001 300 696 580 249 125 580 217 339 477 144 528 261 256 357 108 276 302 274 150 266 624 237 965 793
2002 296 743 186 743 186 469 743 206 832 743 192 182 743 226 570 743 129 510 743 153 793 243
2003 160 164 339 160 209 339 101 124 339 180 864 339 147 339 147 339 147 339 147 339
2004 400 172 136 300 164 136 60 302 136 1 608 936 140 136 140 136 140 136 140 136
2005 240 289 670 260 270 670 20 257 670 43 660 520 83 670 83 670 83 670 83 670
2006 343 079 927 283 247 427 132 118 927 60 292 927 69 927 69 927 69 927 69 927
2007 320 209 050 220 417 050 130 129 050 90 162 850 40 224 650 67 050 67 050 67 050
2008 462 736 459 386 595 359 218 295 359 178 769 759 25 600 959 63 359 63 359 63 359
2009 436 386 600 343 176 600 184 766 600 142 766 600 82 716 600 56 600 56 600 56 600
2010 335 614 918 277 099 918 184 290 918 76 211 918 108 082 918 58 918 58 918 57 418
2011 320 165 137 250 175 137 144 947 137 99 925 137 54 983 137 47 137 47 137 36 071 137
2012 358 604 761 277 706 761 139 142 761 77 395 761 38 761 38 761 38 761 36 974 761
2013 282 995 135 220 679 135 147 203 135 139 815 135 27 083 135 35 135 35 135 17 366 635
2014 365 080 079 209 986 079 130 066 079 35 040 479 45 058 079 34 079 34 079 8 926 079
2015 287 315 500 199 295 500 97 055 500 71 025 500 27 755 500 35 500 35 500 13 035 000
2016 293 802 000 192 564 000 142 002 000 115 941 600 36 000 36 000 36 000 15 911 500
2017 270 038 000 199 998 000 129 863 000 90 050 000 13 024 800 36 000 36 000 30 005 500
2018 207 038 000 142 668 000 75 672 000 99 324 000 80 028 000 27 036 000 36 000 49 553 000
2019 176 787 000 161 305 000 105 955 000 77 036 000 60 850 600 17 785 000 25 000 36 475 000
Bold - Small quantities minted for sets only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decision of the Council on the approval of draft designs for new national side of 1 and 2 euro regular coins submitted by France, Council of the European Union
  2. ^ 2022 New national sides of euro circulation coins, Official Journal of the European Union
  3. ^ "Mintage quantities of the euro coins". Euro-Coins.Info. Retrieved 5 February 2024.

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