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100 Francs Gold Coin Random Year/Country, VG+

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One of continental Europes most popular denominations during the 19th and 20th centuries was the Franc. All versions were based on the French Franc gold coins, a series introduced during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte in the first decade of the 19th century. Today, you have the opportunity to get 100 Francs Gold Coins online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective plastic flip!
  • Comes from random years and nations!
  • Available in Very Good+ condition!
  • Contains .9335 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • The face value of 100 Francs is backed by the issuing nation.
  • On the obverse and reverse fields are designs chosen by the nation of issue that vary by date mark.
  • Please remember it is possible to get matching coin designs, dates, and origin nations when buying several.

The French franc was more than just the basis for a singular denomination used by various nations, it was also the foundation of the Latin Monetary Union. Though other nations that followed the guidelines of the LMU issued their own denominations, each was based on the dimensions and gold purity of the French franc. Coins such as the 100 Francs Gold Coin were issued largely by France and Switzerland, but other nations such as Belgium and smaller kingdoms of Italy, prior to unification in the Kingdom of Italy, issued Francs when conquered by the French Empire.


On the obverse of coins in the 100 Francs Gold Series, you will find a number of different designs depending on the nation of issue and date mark. Some of the earliest examples are French francs issued during the era of the French Empire and Third French Republic. The coins of the French Empire bore a bust of Napoleon III on the obverse, with the denomination on the reverse. The coins of the Third French Republic, issued until 1914, bore the beautiful design known as the Angel. This angelic figure stood at a pedestal writing the new French constitution. The reverse of these coins also included the denomination and a wreath.


100 Francs Gold Coins were issued across the continent in the 20th century, with most going out of production with the outbreak of World War I on the continent in 1914. The coins featured 90% gold content with a 10% balance of copper.


These 100 Francs Gold Coins are available with plastic flips in Very Good+ condition. A coin in VG+ condition will show medium or heavy wear and tear on the relief points and fields, with some of the minute details still visible. Provident Metals selects all coins at random in this listing and cannot guarantee a specific specimen in advance. We fulfill all orders only after your payment has cleared and select from in-stock items at that point. If you buy several, please note you may get matching coins.

Please keep in mind the attached photos are merely representative and not a guarantee of the items you will receive.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. Our team is available to you at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

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Product Details

Year Random
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Thickness 2.3 mm
Diameter 35 mm
Condition Very Good or better
Denomination 100 Francs
Country Varies
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content .9334 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Product Series Gold Francs
Provident ID 3857349