Information about mint: Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)

Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) (864 - present)

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.

Coin Types predominantly or exclusively minted by: Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) (9)
Coins struck by: Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) (13)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
Cretan State 1900 Twenty Lepta 1900 1,250,000 Letter A
Cretan State 1900 Ten Lepta 1900 2,000,000 Letter A
Cretan State 1900 Five Lepta 1900 4,000,000 Letter A
Cretan State 1900 Two Lepta 1900 793,079 Letter A
Cretan State 1900 One Lepton 1900 289,283 Letter A
Bulgaria 1901 Two Stotinki 1901 40,000,000 Cornucopia and Torch
Bulgaria 1901 One Stotinka 1901 20,000,000 Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State 1901 Five Drachmai 1901 150,000 Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State 1901 Two Drachmai 1901 175,000 Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State 1901 One Drachma 1901 500,000 Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State 1901 Fifty Lepta 1901 600,000 Cornucopia and Torch
Cretan State 1901 Two Lepta 1901 707,000 Letter A
Cretan State 1901 One Lepton 1901 1,710,717 Letter A
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Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint): Details
From Year864
CountryFrance
LocationParis
Web(official site)
Mint Marks used by: 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.