One of the more amazing choices for modern-day investors and collectors is a historic French gold coin known as the Marianne Rooster design. Struck by the Paris Mint for the first time in 1899, the coins were not in circulation for long, and today those which remain in BU condition are a true treasure. Today, 20 Francs Gold Coins with the Marianne Rooster design are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic!
- Struck between 1899 and 1914!
- Contains .1867 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Face value of 20 Francs issued originally by France’s government.
- Obverse includes the image of Marianne, a symbol of Liberty and reason.
- Reverse features the Gallic Rooster, the unofficial symbol of France.
There are countless 20 Francs Gold Coins that were struck and issued across the European continent in the waning days of the 19th century and through the first two decades of the 20th century. Examples of other nations striking gold coins in the famed Francs denomination included Switzerland, Belgium, and Austria.
Of course, the most famous 20 Francs Gold Coin is the Marianne Rooster design which comes from the Paris Mint. Introduced in 1899, the coins were immediately popular among the French citizenry, as well as those of a higher social class and economic means. In response, the Paris Mint began to coin more of the 20 Francs Gold Coins, with mintage running from 1899 to 1914 in this denomination.
Despite higher mintage figures, it is not always easy to find the 20 Francs Gold Coin available in BU condition more than a century after it was last struck. These BU condition coins come in protective plastic to help you protect the coin’s condition. On either side, you’ll find historic depictions of French national pride.
On the obverse of the 20 Francs Gold Coin is the right-profile portrait of Marianne. Just as Lady Liberty is a symbol to the people of America, Marianne is a national symbol whose design on these coins was created by JC Chaplain. Marianne is a symbol of Liberty and reason to the French people, and her bust featured here is surrounded by the national name in French.
The reverse of the 20 Francs Gold Coin includes the nation’s unofficial symbol; “le coq gaulois.” Known better as the Gallic Rooster, this symbol of France is a representation of the country’s rich history and culture. The French National Football team, as one example, uses the Gallic Rooster as its official logo.
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