APMEX Showcase: French Gold 20 Francs Lucky Angel PCGS
This is a follow-up article to our showcase of the France Gold 20 Francs Lucky Angel, this time offering a variety of options. Read that full article here.
This week, our APMEX Showcase highlighted a coin that has more than 120 years of history. The French Lucky Angel is a coin many collectors are probably familiar with but they may not have known the story of how it got its nickname.
While this Lucky Angel design appeared on multiple denominations, the 20 francs piece was produced from 1871-1898 and is still highly collected today. This follow-up article will focus on a few PCGS-certified examples APMEX has available today.
Finding a coin produced more than 120 years ago in decent condition is exciting enough in its own right. Knowing that coin is still in good enough condition to receive an MS-63 grade from one of the top coin grading services adds high collectible appeal.
That is exactly what you will find with this 1895-A Gold 20 Francs Lucky Angel MS-63 PCGS. The mintage has been listed at 5,293,000 coins and only 34 exist at this grade level. If you were interested in the Average Circulated example from this week's Showcase article, just imagine – you could spend $80 more (as of this writing) and have a far more rare piece!
If a coin in that condition of that age does not impress you, what about a coin more than 140 years old in equally good condition? PCGS has graded this 1877-A Gold 20 Francs as an MS-63 as well. Even more interesting is that year's mintage was a staggering 12,759,000 coins and the PCGS population is just 42!
The Average Circulated Lucky Angel featured in our Showcase article was a beautiful example but if you are willing to spend slightly more money, you could have an arguably rare coin to add to your collection!
No matter what type of Gold 20 Francs coin you are looking for, we have something to offer. Take a look at our selection, and be sure to check back next week for the next APMEX Showcase.