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100 Francs France Gold Coin – Napoleon III Random Year, AU

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French Franc Gold Coins were first introduced near the end of the 18th century. During the 19th century, the standard that these gold coins set for design, size, and gold content would be emulated by various nations in Europe and form the backbone of the Latin Monetary Union, a precursor on the European continent to the concept of the modern Euro. Provident Metals currently has 100 Francs France Gold Coins from the reign of Napoleon III available to purchase online.


  • Arrives with individual protective flips!
  • Available in Almost Uncirculated condition!
  • Comes with dates ranging from 1855 to 1870!
  • Contains .9330 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of 100 Francs.
  • Napoleon III features on the obverse.
  • Imperial Coat of Arms of the Second French Empire on the reverse.
  • Please remember it is possible to get coins with matching dates and designs when buying several.

When you purchase one of these 100 Francs France Gold Coins online at Provident Metals, you will receive a coin that is individually packaged in a protective flip. These particular coins are Almost Uncirculated specimens. Coins in this condition tend to showcase medium or near-full luster, with flaws limited to only the highest relief points of the coins. These flaws typically consist of only extremely light or trace friction and wear.

Please remember that Provident Metals offers these coins to you at random. All coins are chosen at random after your payment has been processed. We cannot guarantee specific dates or designs in advance. If you buy several coins, keep in mind you may get coins with matching dates and designs.


Napoleon III features in right-profile relief on the obverse of 100 Francs Gold Coins. The designs here come from either Jean-Jacques Barre (1855-1859) or Desire-Albert Barre (1862-1870). The former portrait depicts a younger Napoleon III without a laurel wreath, while the latter shows an older version of Napoleon III with a laurel wreath. Both coins have the same inscriptions of NAPOLEON III, EMPEREUR, and BARRE.


All 100 Francs France Gold Coins from the era of Napoleon III showcase the Imperial Coat of Arms of the French Empire. This design consists of inscriptions that read EMPIRE FRANCAIS, 100, FR, and the date mark.


Napoleon III was born Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the nephew of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. He came to power in 1848 having been elected the first-ever President of France. When he was constitutionally blocked from reelection, he staged a coup to seize power as Emperor of France and ruled over the Second French Empire.


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Product Details

Year Random
Mint Mark Varies
Metals Purity .900
Producer Varies
Thickness 2.3 mm
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Almost Uncirculated
Denomination 100 Francs
Country France
Designer (Obverse) Jean Jacques Barre
Designer (Reverse) Jean Jacques Barre
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .933 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Product Series French Francs
Packaging Dimensions 1.4 x 1.4 x 0.1
Provident ID 3913986