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One of the most popular coins of the 19th and early 20th centuries was the Franc Gold Coin. Though it was based on the French Franc and the so-called Napoleon Franc gold coins, the 20 Franc denomination was actually produced by various members of the Latin Monetary Union on the European continent. Provident Metals now offers you the opportunity to purchase 20 Francs Gold Coins from Random Years with a Very Good-plus condition.
20 Francs Gold Coins are based on the French Franc introduced in gold in 1795. The first major 20 Francs Gold issued came during the reign of Napoleon as the Emperor of France. The Franc gold denomination was available in 10, 20, 40, and 100 Franc values, with these 20 Francs the most popular alongside the 40 Francs. Used as the backbone of the Latin Monetary Union (LMU) of European nations from 1865 to World War I, the 20 Francs unified several national currencies under a common monetary standard. France, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland formed the LMU and were later joined by nations like Greece, Spain, and Romania.
Each of these 20 Francs Gold Coins has a distinctive design based on the mint and nation that produced the coin. Among the popular designs are the French 20 Francs Gold coin with President-turned-Emperor Napoleon III. His right-profile portrait appeared on 20 Francs Gold Coins for nearly three decades. Alternatively, you could receive the Swiss Helvetia 20 Francs Gold coin with a left-profile portrait of Helvetia, the female personification of Switzerland.
Again, the reverse of 20 Francs Gold Coins offers designs chosen by the issuing mint and nation backing the coin. For example, Helvetia 20 Francs Swiss Gold Coins have the Swiss heraldic shield with a field of vertical lines and a single cross. French 20 Francs Gold Coins have the shield of the French Empire.
20 Francs Gold coins fell out of production and circulation on the European continent during and after World War I. Some, such as the Swiss Helvetia 20 Francs Gold Coin were restruck briefly in the 1940s.
When you purchase a 20 Francs Gold Coin in this listing, each one is in VG+ condition. A Very Good-plus coin appears with signs of wear and tear, but you will find that most of the design elements and luster still appear visually brilliant. Each coin arrives in a protective plastic flip. If you buy more than one, please note you could receive several matching designs and date marks. All coins are chosen at random once your payment is processed.
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