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French 20 Franc Napoleons (1852 - 1870)

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Struck as money in France from 1852 – 1870, Gold Napoleon 20 Francs are a cornerstone of today’s “European Gold” Market which consists of smaller gold coins made throughout Europe in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Euro-Gold Coins often out-perform modern bullion coins and bars thanks to the combination of their age and fixed/limited supply, justifying their consistent demand over the decades.

Most gold and silver buyers understand the importance of diversity which leads them to add other precious metals and coins of various sizes to the 1-oz. bullion coins and bars they often start with. French Napoleon 20 Francs are ideal for such diversification with their smaller size of .1867-oz. and better pricing than similarly sized Gold American Eagles.

Whether the goal is extra profit-potential or the extra peace of mind found in having some fractional “barter-gold” for safety in an emergency situation, French Napoleons are ideal. Given their age, Napoleons are only available in circulated quality, generally a mix of XF and AU condition.

20 Francs are roughly the size of a penny. 50-count Mint Rolls are available for larger orders. As always, please call us at 1-800-928-6468 to discuss the best discounts for bulk orders paid via personal check or bank wire.

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  • Date: Struck from 1852 – 1870. Orders are completed with the random dates based on inventory.
  • Weight: .1867-oz. or about 1/5-oz.
  • Denomination: 20 Franc
  • Purity: .900-fine or 22-kt.
  • Grade: Extremely-Fine to About-Uncirculated quality
  • Dimensions or Diameter: 21-mm in diameter and 1.3-mm thick
  • Obverse design: The coin’s namesake, Napoleon, surrounded inscriptions including the name of the designer.
  • Reverse design: Denomination and date surrounded by a wreath and inscriptions.
  • Packaging: Singles in coin flips. Mint Rolls of 50-coins.
  • IRA Eligible: No
  • Non-reportable: Yes
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