Among the most popular gold coins from the European continent are the denominations of the Gold French Franc. First introduced in 1795, these coins were in production from the time of Napoleon Bonaparte’s reign to the start of World War I. One of the most popular specimens is the Gold Franc of Napoleon III’s reign. Now, 20 Francs Gold France Coins from Napoleon III’s reign are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside protective plastic flips!
- Available in Almost Uncirculated condition!
- Possible dates range from 1853 to 1870!
- Consists of .1868 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Issued a face value of 20 Francs.
- Emperor Napoleon III features on the obverse.
- French Imperial Coat of Arms or a wreath design on the reverse.
- Please note that you could receive coins with matching dates and designs when you buy multiples.
Napoleon III had a storied reign as the ruler of France. He is one of history’s only men to rule over both a democratic republic with elections and an empire with a sole ruler. Elected in 1848, he was the first-ever President of France and led the country in that capacity through 1852. In 1851, he came up against a constitutional mandate blocking him from reelection.
In 1851, he led a coup to maintain his power in France. In so doing, he brought an end to the Second French Republic and began his reign as Emperor of France during the Second French Empire.
In the obverse design of 20 Francs Gold France Coins, a right-profile effigy of Napoleon III features on the coin. There are two possible designs on this coin, with both being created by Desire-Albert Barre. The design used from 1853 to 1860 features a young Napoleon III without a laurel crown, while the one used from 1861 to 1870 captures an older Napoleon III with a laurel wreath.
For the reverse face of the 20 Francs Gold Coins, the field features one of two designs. The coins issued from 1853 to 1860 bear the image of a simple wreath with the denomination at the center. Coins released from 1861 to 1870 have a depiction of the Imperial Coat of Arms of the French Empire.
These 20 Francs Gold France Coins come in Almost Uncirculated condition with individual plastic flips for delivery. AU coins have medium to near-full luster with only extremely light or trace wear on the highest relief points of the piece.
Please keep in mind that Silver.com does not guarantee a specific date or design with your purchase. All items are chosen at random after your payment has cleared. If you buy multiples, you may get matching coins.
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