The 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne is a historic gold coin with a purity of 90% (21,6 carats). The Rooster // Marianne has a gross weigt of 6,45 grams and has e net gold weight of 5,81 grams. The 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne is a beloved coin for both numismats and investors.
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 FF - Rooster // Marianne, along with the other 20 French francs, 20 BEF, 20 CHF & 20 ITL, make up the proverbial 'euro-before-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. This alloy, incidentally, ensures that the coin is damaged less quickly which was necessary to withstand the wear by regular circulation.
Design of the gold 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne
The face of the coin shows 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 reverse of the coin 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 gold 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne
The 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne and other gold coins are perfectly suitable 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.
Selling a gold 20 French francs - Rooster // Marianne
You are more than welcome in our office to sell your gold 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 gold actual rate and will be hedged once you present your coin(s) in our office. You can always check our live buying prices on this page.