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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 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).

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French euro design

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

Depiction of French euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
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Portrait of Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic.
€ 0.10 € 0.20 € 0.50
Eur.fr.010.gif Eur.fr.020.gif Eur.fr.050.gif
The sower, a theme carried over from the former franc.
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2 Coin Edge
Eur.fr.100.gif 2 Euro coin Fr.gif 2€ edge inv2.svg for a total of 12 stars
A stylised tree contained in a hexagon with the motto Liberté Egalité Fraternité

Circulating Mintage quantities

The following table shows the mintage quantity for all French euro coins, per denomination, per year (the numbers are represented in millions).[1]

Face Value €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00
1999 794.02 702.07 616.19 447.25 454.29 105.75 301.05 56.69
2000 605.23 510.12 280.06 297.43 148.95 179.50 297.27 171.12
2001 300.65 249.05 217.29 144.48 256.31 276.25 150.22 237.92
2002 0.1 *** 186.3 206.6 192.0 226.4 129.3 153.6
2003 160.0 160.0 101.0 180.7 *** *** *** ***
2004 400.0 300.0 60.0 N/A** *** *** *** ***
2005 240.0 260.0 20.0 45.0 *** *** *** ***
2006 343.0 283.0 132.0 60.0 *** *** *** ***
2007 300.0 200.0 100.0 60.0 40.0 *** *** ***
2008 494.64 405.32 218.23 178.7 25.54 *** *** ***

** Data not available yet
*** Small quantities minted for sets only

€2 commemorative coins

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