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20 Francs France Gold Coin – Rooster (BU)

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Product Description

The French Gold Rooster Coin is a beautiful gold coin minted in France with a 20 Franc face value and 0.1867 troy ounces of actual gold weight (approximately 5.8 grams). Also known as “le Coq Gaulois” (the Gallic Rooster), this gold coin from the French Mint had a mintage of 117,448,888 containing dates from 1899 to 1914. The date on the Gold Rooster coins you buy from BGASC will be chosen at random from our available inventory.

The obverse of the 20 Francs Marianne Rooster gold coin features the portrait of Marianne, a representation of liberty and reason. This laureat portrait is surrounded by the inscription “Republique Franaise”. The reverse of the 20 Francs Rooster gold coin is the Gallic Rooster, a national symbol of France. The inscriptions on the reverse are “LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE”, a French slogan meaning Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Also inscribed at the bottom of the Gold Rooster coin is the denomination of “20 FCS” and the year of minting. This gorgeous and historically rich gold coin also has a feature that makes it stand out: edge lettering. There are 2 variations of the edge lettering on the French Gold Rooster Coin: “DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE” which can be found on coins bearing dates of 1899-1904 and “LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE” on coins dated 1905-1914. The 20 Francs Gold Rooster became such a popular coin that the Monnaie de Paris issued re-strikes of dates 1907 to 1914 in 1921 and again from 1951 to 1960.

Coin Highlights

  • Each coin contains 0.1867 troy ounces of fine gold
  • Beautiful portrait of Marianne on the obverse
  • The Gallic Rooster on reverse
  • Edge lettering
  • Protected in a FREE coin flip


Each Gold Rooster coin is packaged and shipped inside of a protective coin flip.

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Year Random
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer Paris Mint
Thickness 1.4 mm
Diameter 21 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination 20 Francs EURO
Country France
Designer (Obverse) J.C. Chaplaine
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Francs
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content 0.1867 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions .8 x .8 x .06

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