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10 Franc Gold French Rooster Coin (1899-1914) AU-BU

10 Franc Gold French Rooster Coin (1899-1914) AU-BU

$225.93

French Gold 10 Franc Roosters were struck at the Paris Mint and are a popular bullion coin. These smaller Gold coins have long been ideal for the fractional Gold bullion investor.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .0933 oz actual Gold weight.
  • Coins in this listing are in brilliant uncirculated condition.
  • Obverse: A bust of France’s national symbol, Marianne, designed by J.C. Chaplain.
  • Reverse: Rendition of “le coq gaulois”, the Gallic Rooster in French, the unofficial symbol of France.
  • Minted at the Paris Mint.

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Description

The French 10Franc Rooster is one of the most popular of all our European gold coins. Each coin contains almost a tenth of an ounce (.0933) of pure gold and is available in Brilliant Uncirculated and Almost Uncirculated condition.

The front of the French 10 Franc Rooster features the head of the Third Republic surrounded by the words ‘REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE.’ The Third Republic was established after Napoleon III’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. This government remained in effect until World War II. France currently operates under The Fifth Republic. The reverse depicts a proud, fully plumed rooster along with the denomination (20 Fcs), the date, and the words ‘LIBERTE ‘ EGALITE ‘ FRATERNITE’. This phrase, which translates to ‘freedom, equality, fraternity’, was popularized during the French Revolution against Louis XVI.

The original production run of French 10 Franc Rooster gold coins occurred between 1898 and 1914, with surviving coins from the initial year considered especially rare. Coins with dates from 1907-1914 were officially re-struck at the Paris Mint in 1921 and again from 1951-1960.

Additional information

Metal

gold

Weight

.1867 oz

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