The Gold Franc was an incredibly popular coin series in 19th century Europe. The backbone of the Latin Monetary Union in the latter decades of the century, the modern Gold Franc was introduced by Napoleon Bonaparte as the Emperor of France during and after the French Revolution. Among the overlooked denominations in this series is the 40 Francs coin. Right now, Gold 40 Francs Swiss Coins are available to purchase from random years at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective plastic!
- First released in 1803!
- Consists of .3734 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of 40 Francs.
- Obverse depicts the ruling monarch of France coinciding with the date mark.
- Reverse includes the crowned arms of France.
- Please note multiples of the same year are possible when buying more than one coin.
Each of the Gold 40 Francs Swiss Coins in this listing is provided to you at random by Silver.com. When you place an order, your coins are chosen at random following the processing of your payment. We make selections based upon availability in our warehouse at that time, and as a result, cannot guarantee you a specific design or date marks.
The Gold 40 Francs Swiss Coin is among the rarest of these 19th-century gold coins. When Napoleon reintroduced Gold Francs in 1803, several denominations were available. The 10, 20, and 100 Francs options became the most popular among users in the French Republic and greater Europe, resulting in fewer 40 Francs Gold Coins floating around today for investors and collectors to purchase.
On the obverse of Gold 40 Francs Coins, you’ll likely find the bust of a ruling king or emperor from France. The coins in the 40 Francs denomination were struck throughout France’s holdings in the early 19th century, and this included mints in Geneva, Switzerland. France invaded the famously neutral nation during the latter stages of its Revolutionary War and maintained control over Geneva until 1814.
The Gold 40 Francs Coins available at random through this listing could feature the bust of King Charles X. Reigning as King of France from 1824 to 1830, Charles was the younger brother of King Louis XVI and Louis XVIII.
Gold 40 Francs Coins have the crowned arms of France on the reverse. The image includes a shield with horizontal lines in the background and the image of three fleur-de-lis symbols upon this field. The face value of the coins is split on either side of the shield, which has a crown atop it.
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