The magnificent design found on the 100 Francs France Gold Coin is known as the Guardian Angel or Lucky Angel. The design was created by Augustin Dupre during the era of the French Revolution and was widely circulated throughout continental Europe in the 19th century. The image on the coin became known as a Lucky Angel when Dupre reportedly escaped the guillotine with one of the coins in his pocket.
On the reverse side of all 100 Francs Gold Coins is the denomination of the coins in Francs encircled by a wreath. The coins issued between 1878 and 1906 feature an engraving around this design of DIEU PROTG LA FRANCE. Those struck between 1907 and 1914 feature the slogan of the French Revolution, LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE.
The obverse face of 100 Francs France Gold Coins includes Dupres depiction of an Angel. This Guardian Angel puts pen to paper at a pedestal as a new French constitution is written. There is the design of a fasces to the left and the French rooster to the right. Engravings on this side include Republique Francaise as French had returned to a republic following decades as the French Empire during the mid-19th century.