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Gold 20 Francs Napoleon I

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Melt Value: Gold 20 Francs Napoleon I

This gold coin contains 0.187 troy ounces of bullion. Based on the metal content and weight, the intrinsic melt value of one Gold 20 Francs Napoleon I is $436.52 based on today's gold spot price.

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Gold 20 Francs Napoleon I

Napoleon Bonaparte I brought a great deal of expansion to the French Empire through a long series of seemingly endless long wars dubbed the Napoleonic Wars. During this period, the spoils of war led to huge amounts of wealth pouring into France from the conquests.

A broad variety of 20 francs gold coins were issued bearing portraits of Napoleon I that were widely circulated that are now adored by collectors and kept as a store of value by investors.

These coins being minted across dozens of mints throughout the France, and, as the wars continued to rage, from as far away as Italy and the Netherlands.

These 20 franc gold coins show a portrait of Napoleon I facing left on the obverse. In some years, the title is shows as "Premier Consul". While later mintages display the title of "Empereur".

On his head is a laurel wreath crown tied behind his head with the artist mark included below the bust.

The reverse displays the denomination of 20 Francs inside the center of a laurel wreath with the inscription "Empire Français" and year-date of minting.

Each circulated 20 Francs Napoleon I Gold coin contains .1867 troy ounce of gold. The coins you receive will likely be selected at random from available dealer inventory at the time of order. 

These are historically significant circulated vintage gold coins and are likely to reveal varying signs of handling from circulating for more than 200 years.

Coin details:

  • Minted between 1807 and 1814
  • Contains .1867 troy ounces of pure gold.
  • Produced by various mints throughout France, Italy and Netherlands.
  • Legal-tender coins

These beautiful vintage gold coins from the early nineteenth century glorify the monumental legacy of a man who continues to influence and the world more than 200 years after his reign.



While these 20 francs gold coins are sold as bullion coins, they are also tangible link to the past. Some investors choose to protect individual coins with plastic or acrylic coin capsules. All 20 Francs Gold Coins are minted to the same specifications and fit into 21 mm coin capsules that are easy to buy from Amazon and eBay.

Gold 20 Francs Napoleon I Specifications

Weight .1867 oz
Country France
Type Gold Coin
Mint Monnaie de Paris
Year 1807-1814
Coins Series Latin Monetary Union - 20 Francs
Classification Vintage
Purity .900 fineness
Diameter 21.00 mm
Thickness 1.30 mm
Edge Milled


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