Random Date French 1 oz. 20 Francs Angel Type Coin. The French Gold Angel Type coins were minted in France from 1871 to 1898. Weighing just less than 1/5 oz.
Of gold, the same weight as other European gold coins of its era: the Swiss 20 Franc, Spains 20 Peseta, Italys 20 Lire, Belgiums 20 Franc, and Greeces 20 Drachma. The diameter of these round coins is 21mm and the thickness is 1.3 mm. The Mint mark varies on these 20 French franc coins.Since these coins are random, the grade of your coin will range from extra fine to almost uncirculated, and the dates which range from 1871 to 1898 will be chosen by us, depending on what is currently in stock. Design of the 20 Francs French Gold Angel. The coins obverse features Dupres exquisite angel design. Dupre, who was obsessed with guardian angels, crafted a design with an angel on a pedestal who is inscribing a document, generally accepted to be the French Constitution. The popular interpretation of Duprés design, is that he was suggesting a divinely inspired democracy for France. The inscription reads Republique Francaise with Dupres signature at the bottom center of the coin. The coins reverse features an inscription of the denomination and date within a wreath.
The inscription is the national motto of France LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE which is French for liberty, equality, fraternity. It is written around the rim of the coin. Angel coins were issued in France as early as 1340 and in England in 1465.Long thought to be good luck, angel coins have a long history. Angel coins are rumored to have been carried as talismans by Napoleon Bonaparte; World War I fighter pilots from France, Britain, and the United States; and 20th century military pilots flying during conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and Kuwait. The myth still persists today with many carrying an angel in their pocket as symbols of luck and protection.
Whether for historical reasons, or as a good luck piece, they would make a great addition to any collection. The Lucky Angel coin design is often used for gift giving because of its iconic design. Enhance your Gold holdings by adding this French 20 Francs Lucky Angel coin to your cart today! We cannot make any price adjustments after the sale is complete. Product Photo Policy: MCM attempts to display product images shown on the site as accurately as possible.We take all of our photos in house and due to reflections on the mirrored or proof surfaces of a coin there may appear to be'black' when there is not. If a coin has a color on it at all it will be described as'colorized' in the description or title. Due to the large inventory we sell, we use stock photos. Serial numbers will vary from the image shown unless specifically stated in the product listing that the item pictured is the item you will receive. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS POLICY: We are accepting international orders from select countries. These charges are the customer's responsibility. However, we cannot guarantee this due to the volume of orders we process each day. Beyond the 30-day return period, Company is under no obligation to accept return of any product, but may in its discretion do so pursuant to this policy, for up to one year from the invoice date. ModernCoinMart (MCM) was launched in 2004 and quickly set the standards for online sales of bullion, US coins and world coins. Join over 100,000 loyal customers and feel confident purchasing from a company that's spent a decade building a solid and stellar reputation trusted and recognized around the world. That's the MCM way.
This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The item "Random Date 1871-1898 French Gold 20 Francs Angel Type Coin. 1867oz AGW SKU29056" is in sale since Wednesday, May 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "mcm" and is located in Sarasota, Florida.
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