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French Gold 20 Franc Roosters are dated from 1899-1914 and are among the most popular Gold bullion coins. These smaller Gold coins have long been ideal for the fractional Gold bullion investor.
- Contains .1867 oz actual Gold weight.
- Multiples of 50 are packaged in plastic tubes. Lesser quantities will be in protective plastic flips.
- Obverse: A bust of France's national symbol, Marianne, designed by J.C. Chaplain.
- Reverse: Rendition of “le coq gaulois”, the Gallic Rooster in French, the unofficial symbol of France.
- Minted at the Paris Mint.
Protect and display your French coins in style by adding protective capsules recommended for this coin.
Containing 0.1867 of an ounce of Gold and featuring iconic designs, these coins are one of the most popular world Gold coins among investors. Add some of these French Gold 20 Franc coins to your cart today!
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The history of Gold French Roosters
Gold French Roosters embody the bold spirit of what was known as the Third French Republic, established after the defeat of Napoleon III in 1870. The reverse of these Gold coins features the Gallic rooster, which became the unofficial symbol of French tenacity and vigilance during the French Revolution. The obverse depicts a modified portrait of the Roman goddess Ceres, who among other things represented the abundance of the French nation. Minting of the Gold bullion coins began in 1899 and continued until 1914, when production ceased due to the start of World War I.
Why invest in Gold French Roosters?
Many Gold bullion investors favor Gold French Roosters for a variety of reasons. For one, the Gold coins can usually be found for lower premiums due to the fact that their total mintage reached well above one million. These French coins are also highly desirable because they are guaranteed by the French government for weight and purity. As fractional Gold bullion coins, their size also makes it easier for investors with smaller budgets to add to their investment portfolio.
Buy Gold French Roosters for purchasing power that tends to be stable.
Whether investing in Gold French Roosters or other European Gold bullion such as Gold Sovereigns, many investors consider Gold a wise investment because the demand for Gold has been consistent since first being used to trade in ancient times. For centuries, Gold has been used to produce Gold coins and jewelry. The same Gold that is used to produce Gold bullion is also used for modern applications such as corrosion-free electrical connectors, heat shielding and protective coatings on satellites. Though the price of Gold may fluctuate, the purchasing power of Gold tends to remain stable since there is a finite amount of Gold in the world.
Collect iconic Gold French Roosters and satisfy your inner Francophile.
The Gold French Rooster is the quintessential French coin to own because it features the unofficial national symbol of France, the Gallic rooster. The rooster on these Gold coins came to be associated with France back in the Middle Ages due to the Latin word for rooster being gallus, and the Latin word for residents of Gaul (France) being Gallus. Though the rooster did not find its way onto French Gold coins until 1899, it gained popularity as a symbol of France during the French Revolution. Now, like with these Gold bullion coins, you will find roosters featured on French stamps, as the mascots of French national sports teams and even in logos of French businesses.