France Euro Coins

Over 1,200 designs were considered for the national side of the French coins. A panel chaired by the Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance chose three designs, each for certain specific denominations. The panel consisted of experts in numismatics, artists, a former Member of the European Commission (Christine Scrivener), Members of Parliament, the French Mint Director Emmanuel Constans, the General Engraver Pierre Rodier and the actress Irene Jacob, along with members of professional bodies. Please take a look at The French National Mint

The minor series was designed by Fabienne Courtiade, the middle one by Laurent Jorio and the major two coins are by Joaquim Jimenez. All designs share the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint as well as the letters "RF" for Republique Francaise (French Republic). In the French Euro Zone the overseas territories of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion are also included.

The French 2 euro coin edge inscription

Edge
The edge of the French euro coins
 
The sequence "2 * *" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted

Mintmarks on French euro coins

Monnaie de Paris 1999, 2000 2001, 2002 2003 2004 - 2010 2011 - Present
Monnaie de Paris Mintmark Pierre Rodier Mintmark Gerard Buquoy Mintmark Serge Levet Mintmark Hubert Lariviere Mintmark Fleurette d'atelier depicts a pentagon with the letters AG (Atelier de Gravure = engraving workshop) and illustrates the teamwork spirit
 
Cornucopia
Monnaie de Paris
Bee
Pierre Rodier
Horseshow
Gerard Buquoy
Stylized heart
Serge Levet
Hunting horn, wave and fish
Hubert Lariviere
Pentagon with the letters AG, MP and YS
Yves Sampo
Image of France 2 euros coin
France 2 euros - A stylised tree with the motto Liberte Egalite Fraternite

Depicts a tree, symbolising life, continuity and growth, contained in a hexagon and encircled by the motto of the French Revolution, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. The slogan outlived the revolution, and later became the rallying cry of activists, who ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 5.75 Buy
2013 Unknown € 4.20 Buy
2012 37,000,000 pieces € 5.80 Buy
2011 36,000,000 pieces - View
2002 153,600,000 pieces € 4.70 Buy
2001 237,915,793 pieces € 4.50 Buy
2000 171,120,000 pieces € 6.49 Buy
1999 56,695,000 pieces € 17.05 Buy
Image of France 1 euro coin
France 1 euro - A stylised tree with the motto Liberte Egalite Fraternite

Depicts a tree, symbolising life, continuity and growth, contained in a hexagon and encircled by the motto of the French Revolution, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. The slogan outlived the revolution, and later became the rallying cry of activists, who ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2002 129,300,000 pieces € 4.20 Buy
2001 150,216,624 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2000 297,270,000 pieces € 3.45 Buy
1999 301,050,000 pieces € 4.10 Buy
Image of France 50 cents coin
France 50 cents - The sower, a theme carried over from the franc

The Sower is one of the all-time classic coin designs, from the height of World War I. The allegorical figure of the Sower strolls in front of the rays of the newly-risen sun, sowing the seeds of good fortune for her country at the dawning of a new day. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2002 226,400,000 pieces € 1.30 Buy
2001 276,252,274 pieces € 1.40 Buy
2000 179,496,000 pieces € 3.00 Buy
1999 105,753,600 pieces € 2.30 Buy
Image of France 20 cents coin
France 20 cents - The sower, a theme carried over from the franc

The heraldic lion in a variety of designs has been used on several Finnish coins over the years, for example on the 1 markka coins between 1964 and 2001. [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 1.65 Buy
2013 Unknown € 1.70 Buy
2011 55,000,000 pieces - View
2010 108,000,000 pieces - View
2009 82,500,000 pieces - View
2008 25,536,000 pieces € 0.95 Buy
2007 40,000,000 pieces € 0.65 Buy
2002 192,000,000 pieces € 0.70 Buy
2001 256,307,108 pieces € 0.75 Buy
2000 148,953,600 pieces € 3.50 Buy
1999 454,291,200 pieces € 0.65 Buy
Image of France 10 cents coin
France 10 cents - The sower, a theme carried over from the franc

The Sower is one of the all-time classic coin designs, from the height of World War I. The allegorical figure of the Sower strolls in front of the rays of the newly-risen sun, sowing the seeds of good fortune for her country at the dawning of a new day. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.75 Buy
2013 Unknown € 0.70 Buy
2012 77,000,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2011 100,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2010 76,000,000 pieces € 1.05 Buy
2009 142,500,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2008 178,704,000 pieces € 0.70 Buy
2007 60,000,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2006 60,000,000 pieces € 1.60 Buy
2005 45,000,000 pieces € 1.05 Buy
2003 180,700,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2002 206,600,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2001 144,478,261 pieces € 1.35 Buy
2000 297,432,000 pieces € 0.80 Buy
1999 447,249,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
Image of France 5 cents coin
France 5 cents - Depicts a young, feminine Marianne

Marianne embodies the desire for a sound and lasting Europe. She is the national emblem of France, a personification of Liberty and Reason. She symbolises the "Triumph of the Republic", a bronze sculpture overlooking the Place de la Nation in Paris. [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 0.50 Buy
2013 Unknown € 0.45 Buy
2012 139,000,000 pieces € 1.35 Buy
2011 145,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2010 184,000,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2009 184,500,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2008 218,232,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2007 100,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2006 132,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2005 20,000,000 pieces € 3.45 Buy
2004 60,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2003 101,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2002 186,300,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2001 217,289,477 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2000 280,064,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
1999 616,192,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
Image of France 2 cents coin
France 2 cents - Depicts a young, feminine Marianne

Marianne embodies the desire for a sound and lasting Europe. She is the national emblem of France, a personification of Liberty and Reason. She symbolises the "Triumph of the Republic", a bronze sculpture overlooking the Place de la Nation in Paris. [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2014 Unknown € 0.45 Buy
2013 Unknown € 0.45 Buy
2012 278,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2011 250,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2010 227,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2009 317,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2008 405,324,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2007 200,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2006 283,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2005 260,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2004 300,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2003 160,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2002 9,000 pieces - View
2001 249,066,580 pieces € 0.75 Buy
2000 510,120,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
1999 702,069,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
Image of France 1 cent coin
France 1 cent - Depicts a young, feminine Marianne

Marianne embodies the desire for a sound and lasting Europe. She is the national emblem of France, a personification of Liberty and Reason. She symbolises the "Triumph of the Republic", a bronze sculpture overlooking the Place de la Nation in Paris. [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.75 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.45 Buy
2013 Unknown € 0.45 Buy
2012 359,000,000 pieces € 2.50 Buy
2011 320,000,000 pieces € 1.35 Buy
2010 335,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2009 404,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2008 494,640,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2007 300,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2006 343,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2005 240,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2004 400,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2003 160,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2002 100,000 pieces € 13.50 Buy
2001 300,646,580 pieces € 0.90 Buy
2000 605,232,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
1999 794,016,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy