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40 Francs Swiss Gold Coin Random Year Circulated

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The 40 Francs gold coin was once one of the most popular gold coins in Europe. Issued by several nations, including those participating in the Latin Monetary Union. Switzerland was one of those nations issuing gold Francs and it had its own unique designs on the coins. Today, you have the chance to purchase 40 Francs Swiss Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic flip!
  • Issued beginning in 1803!
  • Contains .3734 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • The face value of 40 Francs was backed by Switzerland.
  • On the obverse are varying designs depending on the year of issue.
  • The reverse bears the crowned arms of Switzerland.
  • Please note you could receive several matching coins if you purchase multiples.

Francs gold coins originated in France following the French Revolution and overthrow of the monarchy. As the French Empire that emerged in the aftermath spread across the European continent, the influence of its currency did as well. Several nations, both those conquered by France and those allied with it, began to issue Francs gold coins. With the formation of the Latin Monetary Union in the late-19th century, even more nations adopted this currency as a monetary standard.


The obverse of the 40 Francs Swiss Gold Coin most often features an image of the ruler of Switzerland. These portraits align with the date that any given ruler was in charge of Switzerland and included images of foreign rulers such as Napoleon of the French Empire and other figures. The individual rulers name will be inscribed to match the portrait.


On the reverse side, 40 Francs Swiss Gold Coins all feature the crowned arms. The coat of arms for Switzerland features a crowned shield with horizontal lines in the background and the Swiss cross in the center. The face value and a date mark are inscribed on this side.


Francs gold coins were issued in varying denominations that ranged from 10 and 20 Francs to 40 Francs and 100 Francs. The most popular denominations were the 20 Francs and 40 Francs options, with the 20 Francs Gold Coin the single-most popular denomination on the continent.


40 Francs Swiss Gold Coins are available to purchase here today in circulated condition with wear and tear visible on most specimens as a result of handling. Each one is individually housed inside of a protective plastic flip and chosen at random once your payment has been processed. If you purchase multiple coins, please note that you could receive several coins with the same dates and designs. For individual purchases, we cannot guarantee a specific date mark or design.

Please feel free to call Provident Metals if you have any questions. You can reach us at 800-313-3315, or connect with us on the web using our live chat and email features.

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