*PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE COINS ARE BEING OFFERED FROM THE YEAR OF OUR CHOICE AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS POSSIBLE COIN DESIGNS YOU WILL RECEIVE. BASED ON OUR INVENTORY AT THE TIME YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER. FRANCS MAY BE: SWISS, FRENCH, HUNGARIAN, BELGIUM OR AUSTRIAN AND MAY CONSIST OF KINGS, QUEENS OR A COMBINATION.
There are many designs that appeared on the 20 Francs Gold Coin during its production run. Among the most famous designs was the Gallic Rooster, which remains today as an unofficial symbol of France. The 20 Francs Rooster Coin was struck from 1899 to 1914 and featured the Gallic Rooster in the midst of a confident stride. The French national motto of Liberte Egalite Fraternite featured on the obverse along with the rooster.
Another popular design was the original design used on the 20 Francs Gold Coin, that of Napoleon III. Struck from 1854 to 1860, these coins featured a right-profile portrait of Napoleon III on the obverse, with the engravings Napoleon III and Empereur surrounding his bust.
Among the other popular designs you’ll find is the Helvetia design. Produced during the tail end of the Francs history, the coin featured the image of Helvetia, the female embodiment of the nation of Switzerland on its obverse.
Kings such as Leopold II, Louis Philippe I, Charles X and Louis XVIII were also proudly displayed on 20 Francs coins during the 1800’s and early 1900’s, representing their reign.
Each of the 20 Francs Gold Coins available to you in this product listing is available with random years of issue. The exact coins you receive, in design, condition, and year of issue, will be determined by availability.