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French euro coins

The euro (EUR or ) is the common currency for most European nations within the European Union, including France. The euro coins have two different sides; one common, European side showing the value of the coin and one national side featuring a design chosen by the EU member state where the coin was minted. Each member state has one or more designs unique to that country.

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see 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).

Depiction of French euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
Portrait of Marianne[?], the
symbol of the French Rep.
Portrait of Marianne, the
symbol of the French Rep.
Portrait of Marianne, the
symbol of the French Rep.
€ 0.10
€ 0.20
€ 0.50
The sower, a theme carried
over from the former franc
The sower, a theme carried
over from the former franc
The sower, a theme carried
over from the former franc.
€ 1.00
€ 2.00
€ 2 Coin Edge
The edge lettering features
the number "2" six times
alternated with ** for a
total of 12 stars
A stylised tree contained in
a hexagon with the motto
Liberté Egalité Fraternité
A stylised tree contained in
a hexagon with the motto
Liberté Egalité Fraternité
 

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