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Charles X 20 Franc Gold Coin – 1825-1830

Charles X 20 Franc Gold Coin – 1825-1830

$612.00

The France Gold 20 Francs Charles X Coin is a unique addition to any collection. The coin is made from 90% fine gold and the year given will be based on available inventory.  Due to the short ruling of Charles X, a limited number of coins remain.

The obverse side features a right-side profile of Charles X, who ruled France from 1824 to 1830. Inscribed around the rim is his name and title.

The reverse side displays a portion of the French Coat of Arms surrounded by a laurel wreath along with the denomination and year of mintage.

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Description

Charles X 20 Franc coinCharles X, grandson of Louis XV and brother of Louis XVI and Louis XVIII, took control of the French Empire in 1824. He tried to recreate the absolute monarchy enjoyed by his predecessors before the Revolution. The people of France, however, wanted a monarch who would accept the principles of constitutional and parliamentary government. Charles’ abdication on August 4th 1830 put an end to aristocratic control in France It could be said that the minting of the Charles X 20 Franc coin marked the end of absolute aristocratic control in France.

Historical Events

1824 – Louis XVIII dies and Charles X ascends the throne.
1825 – French law recognizes aristocrats for losses in Revolution.
1829 – Jules Armand de Polignac is appointed Chief Minister.
1830 – Louis-Phillippe is crowned king of France.

20 Franc Specifications

Minted: 1825 – 1830
Weight: 0.1867 grams
Fineness: .900
Gold Diameter: 21 mm

Additional information

Metal

gold

Weight

.1867 oz

Coin Year

Varies

Product Type

Coin

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