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20 Francs Napoleon I Gold Coin | 1809-1814 | France

297.01 €

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The 20 Franc Napoleon I gold coin was first authorized in 1803 and became the standard for all coins of the Latin Monetary Union that circulated Europe until 1914. The 20 Franc gold coin became so famous under Napoleon, that the coin was referred to as “Napoleon’s” even when minted under other rulers.

Early editions of the 20 Franc Napoleon are very rare. The coins we profile here were issued from 1809-1814.

Design Highlights

The front side of the coin depicts a left profile view of Napoleon wearing a laurel wreath on his head. The laureate head symbolizes military power. The inscription around the outer edge reads “NAPOLEON” and “EMPEREUR”.

The reverse side of the coin depicts a wreath as the main motif. Inside the wreath is the nominal value. The year of issue is on the bottom of the coin. The engravings on the top outer edge are “EMPIRE FRANCAIS”.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Various French Mints
Country of origin: France
Fineness: 900/1000
Weight: 6.4516 g
Gold Content: .1867 oz
Diameter: 21 mm
Denomination: 20 Francs
Mintage Years: 1809-1814
Scratch resistance: Good

 

Metal Gold
Form Gold Coin
Country of Origin France
Manufacturer Monnaie de Paris
Series 20 Francs
Purity 900/1000
Fineweight 5.81 grams
Gross Weight 6.45 grams
Year of issue Random
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 20 French Francs
Thickness 1.25 mm
Diameter 21.00 mm
Packing Single in Pouch
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