- French euro coins
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 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 "République Française" (French Republic).
French euro design
For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see
Coin image box 8 singles
header = Depiction of French euro coinage
column_1_width = 150
column_2_width = 167
column_3_width = 156
denom_1 = € 0.01
denom_2 = € 0.02
denom_3 = € 0.05
row_1_caption = Portrait of
Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic.
denom_4 = € 0.10
denom_5 = € 0.20
denom_6 = € 0.50
row_2_caption = The sower, a theme carried over from the former franc.
denom_7 = € 1.00
denom_8 = € 2.00
header_9 = € 2 Coin Edge
box_9 = for a total of 12 stars
row_3_caption = A stylised tree contained in a
hexagonwith the motto"Liberté Egalité Fraternité"
Circulating Mintage quantities
€2 commemorative coins
* [http://www.ecb.int/bc/euro/coins/html/fr.en.html European Central Bank – Information about the French euro coins]
* [http://www.banque-france.fr Banque de France (Bank of France)]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/files/files.nat/france.s01.htm The Euro Information Website – France]
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