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Information about mint: Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

Mint nameMonnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)
LocationParis
CountryFrance
Dates864 -
Description

The Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint), created in 864, is the oldest French institution. Administratively speaking, the "Direction of Coins and Medals", the national mint is an administration of the French government charged with issuing coins as well as producing medals and other similar items. Many ancient coins are housed in the collections maintained there. Though in the Middle Ages there were numerous other mints in provincial cities officially issuing legitimate French coinage struck in the name of the ruler, the Monnaie de Paris has always been the prime issuer.

Web sitehttps://www.monnaiedeparis.fr/
Known mint marks of Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint):
Cornucopia and Torch

Strictly speaking, this is not a mint mark but two separate privy marks. A small cornucopia is the privy mark of the Director of the Paris Mint. A small torch is the privy mark of Henri-Auguste Patey, Chief Engraver of the Paris Mint 1896 - 1926. They are usually placed separately on a coin.

Letter A

The usual mint mark for the Paris Mint was the letter A. It was also combined with privy marks for the Director of the Mint and the Chief Engraver.

9 main coin types minted predominantly or exclusively at Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint):
Cretan State / Twenty Lepta (1900 - 1900) Cretan State / Ten Lepta (1900 - 1900) Cretan State / Five Lepta (1900 - 1900) Cretan State / Two Lepta (1900 - 1901)
Cretan State / One Lepton (1900 - 1901) Cretan State / Five Drachmai (1901 - 1901) Cretan State / Two Drachmai (1901 - 1901) Cretan State / One Drachma (1901 - 1901)
Cretan State / Fifty Lepta (1901 - 1901)
13 coins minted at Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint):
CountryCoinMintageMint mark
Cretan State Twenty Lepta 1900 1,250,000 (1.3 million) Letter A
Cretan State Ten Lepta 1900 2,000,000 (2.0 million) Letter A
Cretan State Five Lepta 1900 4,000,000 (4.0 million) Letter A
Cretan State Two Lepta 1900 793,079 (793079) Letter A
Cretan State One Lepton 1900 289,283 (289283) Letter A
Bulgaria Two Stotinki 1901 40,000,000 (40.0 million) Cornucopia and Torch
Bulgaria One Stotinka 1901 20,000,000 (20.0 million) Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State Five Drachmai 1901 150,000 (150000) Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State Two Drachmai 1901 175,000 (175000) Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State One Drachma 1901 500,000 (500000) Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State Fifty Lepta 1901 600,000 (600000) Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State Two Lepta 1901 707,000 (707000) Letter A
Cretan State One Lepton 1901 1,710,717 (1.7 million) Letter A