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French Gold 20 Franc, BU
"Rooster" design (Minted 1899-1914)
Of all European gold coins, French 20 franc “Roosters” are perhaps the most common. Low in price and widely available, Roosters in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition are an excellent choice for gold bullion investors looking for small-sized European gold coins that trade near their intrinsic gold value.
Minted from 1899 to 1914, these traditional French gold coins feature the dynamic image of the Gallic Rooster, or Coq Gaulois, one of the national symbols of France since the Middle Ages. The Gallic Rooster played an important role during the French Revolution as an image of revolutionary vigilance, confidence, and pugnacity. In the 1830s, the Rooster temporarily replaced the fleur-de-lis as the official national emblem until Napoleon III reinstated the latter in the mid-1800s.
Appearing today on French stamps and as the insignia for French national sports teams, the French Rooster continues to stand as a proud emblem of the fighting spirit of liberty and independence.
Low premiums, good value
Because of their wide availability, investors should never pay a high premium (price over gold value) for Roosters in today’s market.
Still, French gold Roosters are considered to be scarce collectible coins and therefore exempt from confiscation. They are completely private and non-reportable, unlike most modern gold bullion coins.
Our price for these lovely Brilliant Uncirculated French 20 franc gold coins is the best you’ll find, making them an outstanding value in bulk gold coins for gold bullion investors!
French Gold 20 Franc “Roosters”
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|Gold content||0.1867 oz.|
|Size||21 mm diameter|
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