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20 French francs - Rooster / Marianne

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  • 5,8 grams pure gold
  • 90% gold (21,6 carats)
The 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne is a historic gold coin struck in 21,6 carats gold with a pure gold content of 5,8 grams. The 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne is a popular currency in both numismats and investors and is an affordable classic on the collecting market.

20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne
The 20 French francs Rooster // Marianne was produced from 1899 to 1914, making it the last of the French gold coins. France was forced to leave the gold standard of the Latin currency because of the outbreak of WW I. The 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne belonged together with the 20 BEF, 20 CHF & 20 ITL to the proverbial euro-for-the-euro club.

Purity & weight
The gold 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne has a purity of 900/1.000 (21,6 carats) and a net gold content of 5,81 grams of gold. The remaining 0,64 grams consist of copper which gives the coin its typical light-orange shine. Gives the coin a light orange shine. The alloy also causes the coin to become damaged less quickly, necessary to withstand the wear by regular circulation.

Design of the golden 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne
On the front of the coins is a picture of Marianne to the design of Jules-Clément Chaplain. Marianne, a national symbol of France and symbol of the "Triumph of the Republic", freedom and reason, is pictured here with a frygian hat. This symbolizes the French people who were finally liberated after a period of slavery (the feudal system).

On the backside of the coins is the Galician rooster, or Coq Gaulois, which was the national symbol of France during the French Revolution. He stands for the vigilance, the confidence and the struggle that one had to bear in this turbulent period.

Buying a golden 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne
The 20 French francs Rooster // Marianne and other gold coins can serve as a purchase of physical gold. Gold coins are not taxed because they are considered monetary gold. And while all the gold coins offered by Argentor have been tested for authenticity, they are not delivered with a certificate of authenticity. That, unlike gold bars.

Because golden 20 French francs coins are no longer minted, we depend on the amount of coins we can buy over the counter or from other traders for our stock. Therefore, please contact us before you placing an order > 20 coins through the webshop.

Selling a golden 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne
You are more than welcome in our office to sell your 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne coin(s). You needn't make an appointment to do so. 

Our buying prices are adapted every minute to the actuel gold rate and will only be hedged once you present the coin(s) at the counter in our office. You can easily check our live buying prices on this page
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Buying premium 0.5%
Selling premium 5.6%
Product type Coin
Pure weight 5.8 Gram
Purity 900/1.000 - 21,6 carat
Dimensions 21,00 mm x 1,20 mm
Manufacturer Paris Mint
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