20 Franc French Gold Angel

20 Franc French Gold Angel

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Designed by Augustin Dupres, the inspiration for this coin emanated from a personal incident during the French Revolution.

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Delve into the rich tapestry of French numismatic history with the 20 Franc French Gold Angel, a captivating representation featured on the French franc during the late 19th century. This presents a unique opportunity for you to own a tangible piece of French heritage.

Key Features:

  • Coins bear dates spanning from 1871 to 1898.
  • Crafted from .1867 Troy oz of .90 fine gold in Almost Uncirculated (AU) condition.
  • Face value of 20 Francs, backed by the French government.
  • The obverse showcases the Guardian Angel, known as Genius.
  • The reverse features a wreath and an inscription of the legend.
  • The actual year received is contingent on stock availability.

Designed by Augustin Dupres, the inspiration for this coin emanated from a personal incident during the French Revolution. Facing a death sentence by guillotine, Dupres credited his miraculous reprieve to having an angel coin in his pocket. This theme of a guardian angel also found its place in the fate of Napoleon Bonaparte, who, as the story goes, lost his angel coin the night before his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

On the obverse, the coin portrays the image of Genius, the Guardian Angel, depicted with wings, engaged in writing on the French constitution. A vigilant rooster stands to her right, while the inscription ‘Republique Francaise’ graces the top.

The reverse features a wreath of laurel leaves, encircling the French motto ‘LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE,’ translating to ‘LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY.’ At the center of the laurel leaves, ’20 FRANCS’ and the year of issue between 1871 and 1898 are inscribed.

Seize this exceptional opportunity to acquire a 20 Franc French Gold Angel and infuse your collection with gold that exudes character. Augustin Dupres’ Guardian Angel design encapsulates a unique chapter in French history, making it a valuable addition to any numismatic enthusiast’s collection. Don’t miss out on this chance to own a captivating French heritage—secure yours today.






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