This 20 franc gold rooster coin was struck at the Paris Mint between 1899-1914. Over the decades, the rooster has become a popular bullion coin for collectors. Its fractional 0.1867 troy oz weight makes it ideal for those looking to diversify their collections with smaller coins.
These French gold 20 franc coins were used for everyday transactions from the turn of the 19th century until the outbreak of World War 1, and the subsequent economic crisis forced European nations to hoard their gold bullion. The obverse features a sculpture of the noble Marianne, a national symbol of France, by J.C. Chaplain. She wears a Phrygian cap, a Roman symbol of freedom, and a garland of oak leaves, symbolizing victory.
The obverse displays le coq gaulois, or Gallic rooster. This proud, strutting beast is the unofficial symbolic animal of France. Each coin contains 0.1867 ounces of pure gold. We have a limited number of these 20 franc gold coins and will fulfill your order from our available inventory.
*We pack individual coins in plastic sleeves for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes before shipping.
- Minted at the Paris Mint (the world’s oldest and possibly most reputable)
- Each circulation coin contains 0.1867 oz pure gold
- Dated 1899-1914
- One of the last gold coins ever produced for circulation in France
Please note, BullionMax has a very limited supply of these coins. So if you’ve been looking to round out your collection of Victorian-era gold coins, please act now. These French 20 franc gold rooster coins won’t last long!