Call 1-800-928-6468 • 9am-9pm CDT

French "Lucky" Angels 1871-1898

Be the first to review this product

Our favorite of all classic European Gold coins are the “Lucky” French Angels! Originally minted from 1871 to 1898, these gold coins are genuine legal tender French 20 Francs. Each one contains .1867 troy ounces of pure Gold.

The unique “Guardian Angel” design was created in 1793 by Augustine Dupré. In 1871, this historic design was incorporated into a 20 Franc gold coin. Today, French Angels are five to ten times rarer than French Rooster gold coins and even more beloved by coin collectors for the legend behind these gold coins. Each one we have in stock is hand-selected and in pristine, Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

Lowest Price
$ 228.95
Check or Wire Credit Card or PayPal
$228.95 $233.62

Order online 24/7 on our safe, secure Austin Rare Coins website. You can save 2% when paying with check or bank wire. Call Monday-Friday 1-800-928-6468 from 9am to 9pm Central time and one of our Austin Advisors can assist you.

for Fastest Delivery

CALL 1-800-928-6468
Bank Wire or Personal Check


credit cards


Austin Rare Coins & Bullion BBB Business Review





Coin That Saved the Designer

The legend of “Lucky" French Angels began during the Reign of Terror. The coin’s designer, Dupré, was about to be executed on the guillotine. As he knelt beneath the deadly blade, he took his Lucky Gold Angel coin out of his pocket and rubbed it for luck as he said a quick prayer. Instantly, a bolt of lightning struck nearby and panicked the crowd of onlookers. His execution was halted and six months later he was freed. All his life, Dupré claimed his "Lucky" French Angel coin had saved him– and so the legend was born.

An Original, Creative French Design
Today, Lucky French Angels make wonderful conversation pieces and unique gifts for all occasions. Perhaps there’s someone in your life who would enjoy owning one of these classic pieces of French coinage dating from 1871 to 1898.

They’re not always in stock and they’re hard to find.


Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: French "Lucky" Angels 1871-1898

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars



Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.