French Gold Coins are some of most recognizable coins in the world. Three of the most popular are Gold Roosters, Gold Angels and Gold Napoleons.
Gold Francs were circulated heavily throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. France played in a big role in the establishment of the Latin Monetary Union, which standardized a common currency through much of Europe on the Franc standard.
The most common denomination that is available today is the 20 Francs Gold Coin. The 20 Franc Gold coin was first minted for Napoleon Bonaparte. Gold 20 Franc coins are 21mm in diameter, roughly the size of a US Nickel and weigh 6.45 grams with 90% gold purity. Each coin contains 5.805 grams of pure gold.
Over 513 million French 20 Francs gold coins were produced from 1803 until 1914.
Today, 20 Francs Gold Coins are in high demand by investors and collectors for their intrinsic gold value and rich history.