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20 Francs Louis XVIII. Gold Coin | 1816-1824 | France


236.61 €

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20 Franc Louis XVIII gold coins were issued with two different designs. The first design, which we profile here, was released in 1814 and 1815 during the first restoration of the French Monarchy under King Louis XVIII.

Napoleon made a brief return to Paris from exile on Elba Island in March of 1815. However, he was defeated approximately 3 months later at the battle of Waterloo. Louis XVIII took the throne again in July of 1815 to restore the French Monarchy for a second time.

Design Highlights

The front side of the coin depicts a right side portrait of King Louis XVIII. The inscriptions around the outer edge read “LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE”. The engraver was Pierre-Joseph Tiolier.

The reverse side depicts the French coat of arms. The lettering around the outer edge is “PIECE DE 20 FRANCS”. The date of issue is below the portrait of King Louis XVIII.

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: 1814-1815
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 gram
Gross Weight 6.45 gram
Year of issue Random
Grade Brilliant
Condition Circulated
Face value 20 French Francs
Thickness 1.25 mm
Diameter 21.00 mm
Packaging Single in Pouch
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