France Gold 20 Francs French Rooster AU (Random)

France Gold 20 Francs French Rooster AU (Random)
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Any quantity only $11.99 per coin over spot!
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.

Coin Highlights:

  • 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!

Dates will be of our choice and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand.

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.

Customer Reviews of France Gold 20 Francs French Rooster AU (Random)
France Gold 20 Francs French Rooster AU (Random)
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Stunning Coin!!

By  Indiana Pete

from Southern Indiana

5.0

I received a 1905 dated coin that as far as I can tell has very minimal wear on the the high points and very beautiful mint luster in the background fields. Another great coin from Apmex!!!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

My son starts learning to save with this item

By  uwantsun

from Ojai, CA

4.0

Well, the lad wanted to save with PMs rather than sticking it under the old mattress. A good listener, he understands what we all know. No counter-party risk with gold or silver, just preservation and indeed, a decent profit as PMs continue to climb in value as they are this year. So, every time his allowance and other sources of bucks come to a certain point, he is now investing in gold. Teach your children well. And they will do well, when the time comes.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Buyer beware, these are not necessarily historic coins

By  RomArm

from Baltimore, MD

2.0

The coin I received was an authorized French re-strike (search for 'refrappes Pinay') from mid century--NOT a coin produced at the Paris mint before 1914, as Apmex states. The gold is still there, but the restrikes used a different metal mixture for the rest of the coin that leaves it with a rosey-copper hue. If you bought this coin and have a date between 1907 and 1914, then you probably have a restrike. Coins with an earlier date (and the older 'Dieu protege La France' around the rim) really are vintage. The rest may be much, much younger. I get that these are designed to be purchased for their gold, but I still feel misled by Apmex, which should really make it clear that you could receive a coin struck in the 1950s when you click buy on this product. Or, if the company line is that dates don't matter, then the misleading language about being struck between 1899 and 1914 should be removed altogether. I am not a satisfied customer. There is a serious sin of omission on this item's page and Apmex should be ashamed of selling restrikes (even authorized, backdated ones) without disclosing this to the buyer.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

I'm happy w/ it....

By  Ramzi

from Louisiana

5.0

Received a 1913 in AU, almost BU condition. The obverse is beautiful and I hope to acquire more in the near future.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Excellent 3 Coin Purchase

By  Guy

from Roscoe, Illinois

5.0

I purchased 3 French Roosters and they arrived in excellent condition. 1912, 1913 and 1914 are the years I received. The strike lines on the coins is phenomenal considering their age.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Thank you!

By  Erik and Jennifer

from MD

5.0

I received a Rooster in beautiful condition. APMEX ships fast, has an excellent product, and is just a no-nonsense business.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Starter French gold

By  Phils

from Lexington, ky

3.0

Little pricey for what it is but good for starting gold collecting

Pros

  • Recognized Brand

This is a excellent starter for collectable gold coinage

By  coinbeginner

from virginia

5.0

I'm looking to develop a collection of coins by country and value. This was a test to experiment with cost, size, quality of coinage.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

French 20 francs Rooster coin is beautiful!

By  derekt411

from San Diego (Serra Mesa neighborhood)

5.0

I love my 20 francs Rooster coin! It arrived less than a week after I placed my order, it was discreetly and securely packaged, and I could not be happier about the whole experience! Thanks, Apmex!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell

Another great Coin!!

By  Coltbreath

from MESA AZ

5.0

Once again after long deliberation I found this little Rooster coming home. The coin is a solid AU or better!! ( Thank you Again the good people who pick these awesome coins) The date is 1914. I prefer Netherlands 10 Guilders for fractional bullion, but these coins offer are a great alternative and are just as stunning.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

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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.

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