Complete List of French Mintmarks

The table below is a complete list of all of the mintmarks that have been used on coins from France, from the 18th century to the present.  Many French mints were only in existence for a short period of time, making coins with those mintmarks much scarcer and more valuable.  As a general rule, coins struck at the Paris mint are the most common and least valuable, as the Paris mint produced many more coins than all of the other French mints combined.  

 

MintmarkMintYears in Use
A Paris 1795 (L'AN IV) - 1898
AA Metz 1796 (L'AN V) - 1799 (L'AN VIII)
B Rouen 1796 (L'AN V) - 1846, 1853-1857
B Beaumont-le-Roger 1941-1973
BB Strasbourg 1796 (L'AN V) - 1831
C Castelsarassin 1914, 1943-1946
CL Genoa 1813-1814
D Lyon 1795 (L'AN IV) - 1840, 1848-1858
G Geneva 1799 (L'AN VIII) - 1805
H La Rochelle 1803 (L'AN XII) - 1835
I Limoges 1795 (L'AN IV) - 1835
K Bordeaux 1795 (L'AN IV) - 1857, 1861-1878
L Bayonne 1795 (L'AN IV) - 1835
M Toulouse 1803 (L'AN XII) - 1836
MA Marseille 1800 (L'AN IX) - 1839, 1853-1857
N Montpellier 1766-1794
Q Perpignan 1796 (L'AN V) - 1835
R Orleans 1796 (L'AN V)
R London 1815
R w/crown Rome 1812-1813
T Nantes 1795 (L'AN IV) - 1820, 1826-1835
U Torino 1803 (L'AN XII) - 1813
W Lille 1795 (L'AN IV) - 1846, 1853-1857
Circled B Brussels 1939
Doubled B Strasbourg 1832-1870
Mast and flag Utrecht 1812-1813
Thunderbolt Poissy 1922-1924
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