20 Franc Gold French Napoleon III (Low Premium)


$266.43 /ea


  • Title: 20 Franc Gold French Napoleon III (Low Premium)
  • Purity: 0.9
  • Metal: Gold
  • Weight: 0.1867 oz

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A wonderful investment opportunity, the Low Premium 20 Franc Gold coin provides investors, and coin collectors alike a chance to hold a piece of history! Valued more for the .1867 troy ounces of .900 gold, then its condition: owning a shiny piece of history has never been easier!  

Struck during the Reign of Napoleon III from 1853 until 1870, and features two separate design of the French "Emperor," who was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I. The coin was designed by Jean Jacques Barre.


Shown in profile facing right, the goateed Napoleon III stairs rather serenely off into the distance, and is surrounded by the inscriptions "Napoleon III" and his title "Empereur."  The artists name appears below his image, along with a small pointing hand, and an anchor. The second version of the design shows a more resplendent Napoleon III, crowned with a wreath, and looking a bit smug.


On the Reverse, "Empire Francais" appears on the top of the coins design and surrounds a wreath. Inside is the denomination of the coin, and the year it was minted. In later versions of the franc, a more grandeuse heraldic depiction was chosen, showing a royal coat of arms with an eagle at the center.

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