CUSTOMERS: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COIN YOU RECEIVE IS DEPENDENT ON OUR INVENTORY, HOWEVER EACH COIN WILL BE IN VG+ CONDITION AND CONTAIN ~.1867 TROY OUNCES OF PURE GOLD.
The history of American coining is rich with impressive coin designs and rare precious metal products, but European mints have been producing gold and silver coins for more than a millennium now. Before there was the Euro to unite the continent’s economy, the Franc served as a widely accepted form of currency in many countries. Right now, you can purchase a 20 Franc Gold Coin from Gold Club Direct.
There are two common 20 Franc Gold Coins available for purchase still today. The 20 Franc Swiss Helvetia and the 20 Franc Gold French Rooster Coin, each of which had similar minting runs during the late 19th and early 20th century.
The Swiss coin was struck in the city of Bern, Switzerland, at the Bern Mint. These coins were originally struck between 1897 and 1935, with one-year runs in 1947 and 1949. Those latter production years were re-strikes of previously minted coins.
On the obverse of the Swiss coin is the image of a female figure widely regarded as the personification of Switzerland. The reverse features a rendition of a Swiss shield surrounded by oak leaves. The year of minting and value of the coin is engraved on this side.
The French coin is more popular than the Swiss coin, but was struck for a shorter period of time from 1899 to 1914. These 20 Franc Gold Coins feature the Gallic Rooster, which is known as an unofficial symbol of France, on the reverse. The obverse bears a bust of the national symbol of France, Marianne, which was designed by J.C. Chaplain. Each of the French coins were struck by the world-famous Paris Mint.
Each of the 20 Franc Gold Coins available in this product listing from Gold Club Direct is in Very Good or better condition. A coin with a VG grade shows signs of wear, but otherwise appears brilliant in nature. The year of minting and country of origin of your coin will be determined by availability when your order is fulfilled.